Itagar, March 31: Power supply which was disrupted due to an intense cyclonic storm that lashed Aruchal Pradesh capital on Thursday evening, has been partially restored, Power Secretary Kaling Tayeng said.
Tayeng said complete restoration of power supply in the capital complex may take time because of multiple disruptions in the 33-kv, 11-kv, and LT systems.
Tayeng, however, said the 33-kv main line to Lekhi, Court Street, and G Extension at harlagun had been restored. The feeders of police headquarters, Niti Vihar, Senki Park, Raj Bhawan, and RK Mission were also partially charged, he said, adding that clearance is awaited from DDK to P-Sector, Vivek Vihar and Jullang in Itagar.
He said though the State grid failed because of ‘transient of lightning and a minor bamboo-earth fault,’ there has been no tangible damage to the grid.
“The grid is being restored gradually after ensuring all vital safety and protection parameters and post-strike health,” Tayeng said.
Meanwhile, capital complex District Disaster Magement Officer (DDMO) Moromi Dodum Som on Saturday said that 19 houses have been totally damaged in the cyclonic storm as per reports received from administrative officers of Itagar, harlagun and Banderdewa. She said the total number of houses that have been partially damaged stands at 400. Apart from these, several trees have been uprooted in Itagar and harlagun, spping power supply and damaging some houses and cars. The DDMO added that relief items would be distributed once the official modalities are completed.
Meanwhile, capital complex DC Prince Dhawan has urged the residents to remain calm and be prepared for any kind of eventuality.