Arunachal: Major parts of state suffers from power failure


Several district of Arunachal suffered from power failure on the last night of year 2017 and on the eve of new year-2018 celebration which spoiled the celebration mode of people .

DC, Kurung Kumey Kanki Darang when contacted said that there have been power cut in the district and information to him have reached that there are some fault in main supply line in NEEPCO area and hope that it would be restored soon.

Chief Engineer, Power (Transmission etc) Anong Perme informed that report of snapping of 132KV transmission line between Ranganadi and Ziro of the Power Grid Corporation Limited (PGCIL) which supplies 132kv grid power to Arunachal State grid has failed at around 4:45pm due a suspected conductor snapping. PGCIL official were not reachable but it has been informed that all 18 eastern districts of the state from Lower Subansiri to Lohit may not get electricity in the New Year’s eve to welcome 2018 with light.

Our DOP officials are in constant touch with PGCIL officials to provide all supports to restore n normalise the supply. We regretfully beg to share the hardship due to this failure.

He also informed that SLDC Itanagar is monitoring the events on real-time basis. But the festive mood of the people of major parts of state have been foiled by the failure of power supply.

Ziro SE, Bar Takam while informed that there is no fault in power transmission line but fault under the jurisdiction of Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) switchyard  and fault have not been clearly detected but is assume that there may be fault between Yachuli-Ziro in conductor line of 132 KV.

The power grid which is under State load dispatch Centre (SLDC) at Itanagar and the line from Hoj to Ziro under PGCIL. Due to breakdown of the conductor the entire Siang belt, Lohit, Dibang Valley, Kurung Kumey, Kra Daadi, Lower Subansiri, Kamle and Upper Subansiri district of state is affected.

He also said that it is really affecting the new year celebration mode of the people and hope that the technical may correct it at the earliest possible.

Ziro, EE Power Narang Gambo while informed that a fault have been detected in conductor somewhere between Joram top and Ziro which is under the jurisdiction of PGCIL while the rest line from Ziro to Aalo via Daporijo under power department and there is no fault so far and due to which we are unable to given supply to onward and several district of state have been severely affected.

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