132-kv Aalo-Pasighat tower line likely to commissioned

PASIGHAT |  Feb 27 | The 132-kv Aalo-Pasighat tower line is likely to be commissioned soon to meet the long pending demand of the people, said State Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC) chairman Raghunath Prasad Singh.

Singh announced this after extensive tour to Pasighat in East Siang district along with secretary Rakesh Kumar. The duo visited switchyard of 132/33 Kv at Dura Korong on Friday while coming from Aalo via Pangin.

The SERC is responsible for administration and regulation of the electricity, power industry, determine the tariff, transmission, wheeling of electricity/distribution, safety standards, technical standards, environmental laws and development of the industry.

During an interactive-cum-consultative meeting with DC Tamio Tatak and engineers here, Singh said that  inspection and control of ground systems were necessary for safety and regulatory reasons and to increase management efficiency.

Experts will conduct essential inspection for technical clearance to achieve the objective, Singh said, adding that would ensure sustainability and reduce accident risk.

Briefing  on electricity supply code, standard of performance, consumer grievances and redressal forum, Kumar stressed on effective implementation with the help of district administration.

Illegal tapping of power is threat to public safety and cause of power shortage by depriving legitimate users, Tatak said, adding carelessness during drawing power lines is another factor. Unauthorized tapping is a recurring phenomenon leading to accidents because of casual attitude, the DC reasoned. He urged the SRC to lower tariff for rural people for every poor family in interior villages can enjoy electricity and pay bill timely.

In many areas people do not posses adequate documents to obtain electricity, power SE. Duyu Tacho said, and advocated review of the provision to make it easier for department to regularize power connections to  needy consumers. (DIPRO)

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