India asked Nepal to investigate bomb blast at hydroelectricity project

Vastavam web: India has asked Nepal to investigate the bomb blast at the office of a hydroelectricity project developed with the Indian assistance in the eastern part of the Himalayan nation.The compound wall of the 900 MW Arun III Hydroelectric Power Plant’s office in Tumlingtar area, nearly 500-km from here, was damaged in the explosion, weeks before its inauguration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.The explosion caused minor damaged to the office. However, no one was injured in the blast, officials said yesterday.

An unidentified group was behind the explosion targeting Arun III office situated at Tumlingtar, they saidFollowing the incident, security has been stepped up in the area.The blast comes at a time when preparations were going on for laying foundation stone of the project by Modi during his official visit to Nepal on May 11.Nepal is currently facing shortage of power and the production of hydropower from the project will mainly serve its domestic demands.