No Electricity in Matabari Tripura Sundari Temple since Wednesday morning, devotees praying in darkness!

By Our Correspondent

Udaipur, Updated: October 13, 2021, 03:35:04 PM   

In a major fire accident in Banduar 132 KV Substation under Gomati district at about 4:15 am, one 5MVA 33/11 KV transformer was fully damaged and one 132/33 25 MVA transformer was isolated. Five cables and 6 current transformers were also damaged. 

Due to this accident, power supply was affected in many parts of  Udaipur, Sabroom town areas and areas near Satchand, Bokafa, Killa, Bagma areas. 

In view of that, no electricity in Matabari Tripura Sundari Temple since morning 3.30am  today. 
As there was no generator arrangements in the Temple, devotees were  praying in darkness on today evening still  5.30pm.

According to the TSECL sources, after technical investigation, it was observed that the fire accident in Banduar was  happened due to heavy rain storm and lightening in Maharani area which affected 11 KV feeder and 132 KV Substation as well. 

TSECL sources said,  senior officers of TSECL immediately rushed from Agartala towards Banduar. Director Technical and AGM Transmission reached the accident area early in the morning. Major restoration works were launched by replacing the cables and termination of joints. Load was shifted to new 50 MVA transformer recently erected by Power Grid Corporation. As it was major failure, adequate manpower, equipments and materials were mobilised from across the station to restore the power situation. 

Secretary Power Department and Managing Director, TSECL also visited Banduar and restored power supply in some parts of Gomati and South Tripura districts by 4:30 pm in the evening. 

It was also said by the TSECL sources that the state has recorded historical peak power demand of 327 MW on Saptami (12th Oct 2021) day in  compared to previous highest peak demands of 310 MW during 2019 Durga Puja before the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Meanwhile, Secretary Power Department Shri  Kiran Gitte orderd for the detail investigation on the Banduar substation power incident.