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New transformer brings relief to electricity consumers after week-long outages in North Tripura

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By TC News Desk

Agartala, April 24: Residents of North Tripura district are finally breathing a collective sigh of relief as a new transformer has been commissioned at the Kadamtala Power sub-station, putting an end to a week-long saga of power outages that had left the region in darkness.

The saga began on the evening of April 17th when a transformer at the Kadamtala Power sub-station malfunctioned, plunging the area into darkness and triggering widespread frustration among consumers. Despite efforts by divisional authorities to redistribute electricity from the remaining transformers, the Churaibari feeder bore the brunt of the outage, experiencing prolonged periods without power.

With complaints mounting and tensions escalating, higher authorities intervened, initiating repair works promptly. However, despite concerted efforts, the faulty transformer could not be revived, necessitating the installation of a new one.

A new 8 MVA transformer, replacing the old 5 MVA unit, was brought to the Kadamtala electricity office to address the power woes. After seven days of meticulous installation procedures, the new transformer was finally launched into operation at three o’clock on Wednesday afternoon.

Present at the launch were DGM Debashish Das, senior manager of Kadamtala sub-station Dipayan Das, Churaibari feeder worker Amir Chowdhury, and other office personnel.

Speaking on the occasion, senior manager Dipayan Das assured consumers that the newly commissioned transformer is currently undergoing testing. He acknowledged that while occasional load shaving may occur during this period, consumers can expect a significant improvement in power supply reliability compared to the previous situation.

Furthermore, Das highlighted that the new transformer’s capacity will enable the distribution of electricity to other feeders besides Churaibari, alleviating strain on the system and enhancing overall service quality.

Looking ahead, Das emphasized that efforts are underway to address the underlying issues affecting the Churaibari feeder, with measures being taken to ensure a more permanent solution to prevent future disruptions.

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