By TC News Desk
Agartala, October 25, 2022: TSECL Managing Director Debasish Sarkar on Tuesday claimed that there has been massive destruction of electrical assets due to the “Sitrang” Cyclone which hit Tripura along with other North Eastern states since Monday last. However, the Corporation is working in war-footing basis in restoring electricity services, he added.
Speaking to media personnel at TSECL head office here on Tuesday evening, Sarkar said the cyclone “Sitrang” had badly affected the electricity services in the entire state. “From 4 PM of yesterday till today, TSECL registered 1967 complaints and 546 complaints were closed while 1421 complaints are still pending and work is going on”, he added.
He said that the rainfall has started since Monday morning, but the cyclone “Sitrang” has hit the state since afternoon and in the evening, the wind speed was high which resulted to uprooting of trees and electric poles at many places.
Citing the breakdown of electrical assets, TSECL’s MD said “A total of 231 HT Poles, 342 LT Poles, 313.35 KMs of Conductor Snapping and 45 DTR has been breakdown. The restoration is in progress, probably by tomorrow it will be restored in all respect.”
“In Tripura, the northern side of the state is less affected in comparison to the southern side which has been greatly affected. At first the bigger transformers are being restored and then gradually, we can spot out the places where there is still electricity breakdown. On that basis, our team is working to restore power supply”, he also added.
Sharing some of the developmental initiatives of TSECL, Sarkar said “The entire Agartala city to be converted into underground cables and creating ring network. Not only this, an ADB project has been approved which will focused on barred converter to covered converter. The work is expected to start from December next and complete within six months.”