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Load-shedding problems continue in Tripura, hits Govt hospital, office services
TIWN July 30, 2019

AGARTALA, July 30 (TIWN): Chief Minister Biplab Deb on Monday has hit Govt officers for giving various false data about many issues time to time, including load-shedding problems. While addressing in a programme on Monday at Agartala Town Hall, Deb said that recently he was told by North District administration that the District is load-shedding free but fact is per day 4 to 5 times power cuts happen at there and he came to know after he asked a driver about that. However, Biplab Deb said, after changing the transformers things will be changed. On the other side, blame games centering load-sheddingproblems are continuing in Tripura and Deputy CM Jishnu Dev Barman, who is also holding the Power Dept has blamed the CPI-M Govt for buying poor quality’s transformers “which can not take the load” properly. Jishnu Dev Barman has made it clear that there is no shortage in power surplus in Tripura. Recently Power Minister Jishnu Dev Barman has claimed that Tripura has enough power-surplus.

He said, Tripura Govt is getting 63 MW from Rukhia, 42 MW from Baramura, 10 MW from Dumboor, 100 MW from Monarchak, 130 MW from central share and from OTPC 725 MW.Tripura needs 300 MW power whereas Nepal and Bangladesh are getting power from Tripura. But amid such claims also, public are complaining about massive power cut problems in the state.

However, Power Dept of Tripura headed by Deputy CM Jishnu Dev Barman however has launched a new project named in Bengal “Vidyut Nigam Aponar Dorgoray”. Toll free numbers have also given 1912 for registering complaints, but customers have alleged that this number is not always functioning properly.  Govt has also given alternative numbers for other problems, faults in electricity connection 1381-235-3502 and 0381-235-6470.

To free the state from power theft, the Power Dept also has announced to make Tripura ‘hook-line free state’.

 The Minister reacting over the ongoing massive power cut problems said, even after having enough power generation so far public are unable to get the benefits and the reason is poor infrastructure.

“When we make a road, we should look after the longevity. The transformers were bought with very low load capacity. Thus, the present Govt is bound to take 1200 crore’s of loans from ADB”, said Deputy CM.

“The previous Govt’s unplanned, visionless observations are responsible for poor infrastructure of the dept bound the present BJP Govt to take loan of 1200 crores from Asian Development Bank (ADB)”, added Deputy CM.

The Asian Development Bank is a regional development bank established on 19 December 1966, which is headquartered in the Ortigas Center located in the city of Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines. The company also maintains 31 field offices around the world to promote social and economic development in Asia.

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