Ukhrul hit hard by frequent power cut

Ukhrul: The power sub-stations located in Ukhrul district were rid of power supply for three days effective Sunday, June 19, as two majored electric poles near stone crusher at Shimtang village fell down amid incessant rain and storm that lashed the district.

Sothing Kashung, MSPCDL manager on Tuesday informed that when they went for jungle clearance, two major poles near stone crusher at Shimtang village in Ukhrul assembly constituency were found fallen.

In view of the grievances faced by the populace of the district, a joint team of MSPDCL and MSPCL were duly deputed to restore the power outage. “We did our best to address the issue today. However, owing to incessant rain it could not be restored today,” MSPDCL team said, while assuring to fixed the issue by Wednesday.

Power went off completely at 33 KV sub-stations located at Ukhrul district including Hungpung, Ukhrul, Talui, Nungpi, Namrei and Jessami sub-station.

Sources said that absence of MSPCL office in Ukhrul and Kamjong district is one of the pressing issue that adversely impact the power supply in the two district. To ensure round the clock regular power supply, ensuring adequate manpower and infrastructure is key.

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The onus of providing power supply from 132 KV main line from Yaingangpokpi to Hundung cement factory lies with the Manipur State Power Corporation Limited (MSPCL) besides backup line to 33 KV line from Litan to Hundung cement factory in Ukhrul district, sources pointed out, while adding that regular power supply to the 33 KV power sub-stations line of Ukhrul district namely Hundung, Ukhrul headquarter, Talui, Nungpi, Namrei, and Jessami power sub-station are to be taken care of by the MSPCL.

Concerning the 11 KV, MSPDCL is responsible for providing the power supply from any power house to the villages transformer. Once the power supply reaches the power house, all the remaining tasked including light, transformer, households connection and revenue issues has to be taken care of by the MSPDCL, sources added.

Citizens of the district particularly school going students, business establishments and villagers has expressed strong dissatisfaction with the frequent power cut in the district headquarter and villages.

They wished that regular power supply is made available to them.

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