Here are some powerful pictures from the Chinese media of the electrical vehicle operators protesting against the power cuts in Kathmandu. The Electric Vehicles Association of Nepal (EVAN) has been threatening to launch a series of protests should the Nepali government fail to make alternative power supply arrangements to keep electric vehicles going. They were blocking the road with their three-wheelers. Apparently, Nepal's state-run power monopoly increased daily power cuts to 16 hours from 12 hours because growing demand for electricity this winter was putting more strain on generating capacity.
Sunday, January 18, 2009 | Posted by Laura Love-Aden at 3:04 PM |