BLACKOUT IN THREE GEWOGS IN SAMDRUP JONGKHAR
The three gewogs of Lauri, Serthig and Langchenphu in Samdrup Jongkhar have been living in the dark without power supply for nearly two weeks.
Power failures are common in these gewogs with the blackout lasting as long as a month sometimes. The party presidential and representative debates are taking place and the people in the affected gewogs have not been able to watch or listen to any of it. Lack of road and swollen rivers on the way are preventing Bhutan Power Corporation (BPC) officials from getting to places where the damaged power lines are.