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Power crisis in Itagar

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  17 July 2015 12:00 AM GMT


ITAGAR, July 16: Power supply to Capital complex and its adjoining areas is badly affected as the tower near Central Jail, Jollang of 132 kV Single Circuit Line from Lekhi, harlagun to Itagar has been completely washed away due to continuous heavy rain on July 15.

The power supply to whole Itagar including its adjacent areas feeds through 132 kV line, informed Executive Engineer, Capital Power Division. The restoration work may take more than 25 days since new tower has to be erected. The Capital Electrical Division is putting all out efforts to provide minimum required power supply to Itagar but said that 33 KV feeder from PGCIL, Nirjuli is only 5 MW against peak demand of 18 MW.

A requisition has been placed to the General Mager (A/M), PGCIL, Shillong to provide Emergency Restoration System (ERS) which they have agreed to support subject to site feasibility.

The Executive Engineer said that temporary restoration will take few more days as the department is trying to enhance power allocation from PGCIL, Nirjuli in order to minimize the frequency and length of load shedding.

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