Itagar, April 1: With the disruption of power supply in Aruchal Pradesh due to the devastations caused to electrical installations by a cyclonic storm on Thursday evening, the State Cabinet has ordered engaging all the machineries in extending help to the Power department in bringing back normalcy in the power supply.
Power (Electrical) Minister Tamiyo Taga said as the quantum of damages to the electrical installations involved uprooting of electrical poles, bursting of transformers and spping of conductors due to felling of trees, the complete restoration would take a few more days.
The minister appealed to the consumers to bear with the department for the inconveniences, and assured them of restoring the power supply at the earliest. Due to the heavy cyclonic storm, which hit the State on March 29 evening, majority of the electrical installations in the districts of West Kameng, East Kameng, Papum Pare, Lower and Upper Subansiri, Kra-Daadi, Kurung Kumey, Kamle, Lower Siang, Upper Siang, Siang, East Siang, and the entire eastern part of the State were badly affected, which in turn compelled the denizens to reel under darkness for the past three days.
“With the help of the local people and other government bodies, the Power department has been making all-round efforts in restoring the power supply. The services rendered by the department with the limited resources and manpower are in fact praiseworthy,” the minister said in a statement on Sunday.