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Cyclone Remal Causes Rs 2.50 Crores in Damage to Power Infrastructure in Tripura: Ratan


BY TC News Desk

Agartala, 28th May 2024:  Power Minister Ratan Lal Nath on Tuesday said that Cyclone Remal caused extensive damage to the state’s electricity infrastructure, amounting to an estimated Rs 2.50 crores.

The cyclone severely impacted the power system across the state, including in Agartala. According to Minister Nath, the destruction included 668 electric poles, 234 kilometers of power lines, and numerous damaged wires, along with 82 non-functional transformers.

“In this critical situation, our power department workers and officials have been working tirelessly across various locations. Many places witnessed uprooted trees damaging electricity wires. We have deployed additional teams in all sub-divisions to expedite power restoration. In Agartala, we aim to repair around 80% of the damage today, and in other areas, we expect to achieve around 50% restoration. Our top priority is human safety, which is why we disconnect power lines during rain or storms to prevent any loss of human or animal lives. The preliminary damage estimate stands at around Rs 2.50 crores, with reports still coming in from other regions,” Nath stated.

Detailing the complaints received, the minister reported that on May 23, 554 complaints were received, of which 529 were resolved. On May 24, 588 complaints were received with 570 resolved. On May 25, 579 complaints were logged, and 540 were settled. On May 26, there were 662 complaints, with 625 resolved.

“During the cyclone on May 27, we received 1,384 complaints and resolved 647. Today, we have received 777 complaints and have settled 340 so far,” Nath informed reporters.

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