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Massive Power Cut hit normal lives in capital city Agartala : TSECL increased 18.8% in meter reading could not help the consumers
TIWN Aug 12, 2019
Massive Power Cut hit normal lives in capital city Agartala : TSECL increased 18.8% in meter reading could not help the consumers
PHOTO : Jishnu Dev Verman launching a new 33/11KV Sub-Station at Jute Mill.

AGARTALA, Aug 12 (TIWN): An increase of 18.8% in average was announced by TSECL in recording meter reading and also legalistic increase is made in distribution of bill and spot billing considering of geographical of condition of area. It was announced on July 6 but the problems of load-shedding are still now a major problem, experienced in Agartala heavily on yesterday.Due to massive load-shedding people were seen protesting in their local police station. At Santir Bazar same happened recently when locals gheraoed the power house due to unresolved load-shedding problems. TSECL while increasing new enhanced rates and claimed these benefits for the customers : 1) Accurate and proper bill generation, 2) Timely distribution of bill to each consumer, 3) Reduce the bill oriented complaints / grievances of consumers, 4) Increase efficiency in billing and collection, 5) Reduce AT and C losses. But there is no relief from massive load-shedding problems yet.

One is for the power dept whereas another is  Rs. 1650 Crores were  approved for infrastructure development such as piped water supply, underground drainage, underground sewage or scientific septage management, roads with pavement etc in seven district Headquarter towns other than Agartala i.e. Khowai, Ambassa, Dharmnagar, Kailashahar, Udaipur, Bishramganj, Belonia. Asian Development Bank will provide Rs. 1650 Cr( $235 million) out of which 80% is grant in aid and the State will have to repay back only 20% loan in due course of time.   However, now Power dept has to take this opportunity to prove the Govt can truly transform the state into a model state brining a revolution in power management.

Jishnu Dev Barman while detailing the utilization of the funds said, “The project has been sanctioned for upgrading capacity of 63 MW Rokhia Project to 120 MW at an estimated cost of Rs 699.80 crore and modernising Gumti Hydro Electric Project at an estimated cost of Rs 1225.88 crore”.

Rs 12.7 crore for overhaul of the 49.15 km-long Ambassa-Gandacherra power transmission line has also been sanctioned.

TIWN published footage various times, how Govt hospitals are suffering due to power cut problems in Tripura along with other offices including banking service.

Dept’s Minister Jishnu Dev Barman recently in a media interview has slammed the previous CPI-M Govt for that saying, it’s responsible for poor infrastructure of the dept bound the present BJP Govt to receive loan of 1200 crores from Asian Development Bank (ADB).

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