Dy CM : Power supply to restore by next 24 hours

By Our Correspondent

Agartala, May 18 2019: Dy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varma has said the power supply severely hit by the storm would be restored fully by next 24 hours with engineers and allied staff working round the clock.

On Tuesday's storm, altogether 7 distribution transformers have been badly damaged while 157 electric posts were collapsed. Transmission line covering an area of 48 km has been snapped by the gusty storm in different parts of the state, he said while speaking to the media at the Civil Secretariat here on Friday.

"The estimated loss of properties could be crossed Rs. 2 crore with Rs. 35.5 lakh loss in transmission segment. Engineers, linemen and other staff are working round the clock to restore the power supply", he said.

According to him, out of total 157 electric posts, 126 posts have already been restored while power supply has been restored in 43.7 km line.

Areas like Milan Chakra, Dukli, Sarbadharma Mission, Unnyan Sangh, Arbind Sanha, Bhatta Pukur and Kemper Bazar area are the worst suffers due to the extensive damage to the power transmission line.

"Power supply will be restored by next 24 hours as engineers, linemen and other staff is working round the clock. And TSECL authority was asked to be ready to meet any unforeseen incident", he added.

TSECL empanelled contractors, who have not been paid for long time, have also been trying to restore the power supply keeping in mind of people's suffering. It may be noted that the contractors have given deputation to clear their pending bill but no positive sign is seen so far. 

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