Supreme Court orders no halt to madhyarawakhola hydropower project

Sandesh Chaudhary 2024-06-01 02-06

Khotang: The District Court Khotang has issued an interim order not to stop the construction of ‘Madhyarawakhola Hydropower Project’ (2.2 MW capacity) under construction by Halesi Urja Pvt. Ltd. at Rawakhola of Kepilasgadhi Rural Municipality-4, Baksila.
A single bench of District Judge Narayan Prasad Dahal on Friday issued an interim order asking the land owners not to stop the construction work on their land.
Land owners Leelamaya Dahal Khatri, Prakash Khatri, Ratna Bahadur Khatri, Kewal Bahadur Khatri, Bhoj Bahadur Khatri, Lal Bahadur Adhikari and Bhakta Bahadur Adhikari of Kepilasgadhi rural municipality-4, Baksila had lodged a complaint against rajan Kumar Dahal, Sarvadhan Rai, Dhruba Kumar Regmi and Hira Kumari Dahal Khatri.
The District Court Khotang had summoned both the parties for discussion on Friday. The landowners had demanded that the work should be stopped as the land was destroyed by digging the penstock pipeline without paying compensation.