Udaipur: Tripura, where it’s first 726.6 MW thermal power plant established with the help of investment at amount of Rs 10,000 crore by government and continuing supply of 100 MW power to Bangladesh but locals of the state reported biggest problem due to frequent load shedding.
Sharing this information, a section of locals under Bagma, Khupilong, Bagabasha, Barobhaiya, Karoiyamura, Khamarbari, Atharobhola, Tepaniya, Shalgara, Amtali and others area of Tripura said load shedding problem is very common now.
Gomati District where Palatana Power Plant is established and a 400 KV D/C Transmission system connecting the OTPC power plant in Tripura to Bongaigaon in north-eastern state Assam but the problem of frequent load shedding in different places of the state hasn’t been solved yet.
Ratan Bhowmik, Ex-Minister and present MLA of Tripura Legislative Assembly also said load shedding problem is very common in the state yet in the rural and urban areas too but the condition of rural tribal areas is more serious. The shortage of staff due to lack of appointment, vehicle shortage in electric offices to provide services and other things.
An officials source of electric department informed to Kiran Bhowmik, UNI Stinger that the low condition of infrastructure, lack of funds for maintenance, vehicle shortage, non-avaiability of staffs due to less numbers of recruitment and also lack of planning for containment measures to provide good service for the consumers.
A few days ago, a total of 987 liters milk damaged at milk storage centre of Bagma Agri Producer Company Limited (BAPCL) office in Bagma due to frequent case of loadsheding and reported loss at amount of Rs: 53,768.
A 33/11 KV electric substation inaugurated at Bagma area by Jishnu Debbarma, Minister of Power for Government of Tripura and a total of 8000 and more consumers are coming under Bagma substation. The consumers suffer due to problem of frequent load shedding.
In course of conversation with officials of Bagma electric substation under Udaipur Subdivision of Tripura’s Gomati District said office house at Bagma inaugurated by minister without any furniture, vehicle and sufficient numbers of staffs. As there are limitations of infrastructure, the officials are facing critical problem to provide electric service.
On Tuesday, a section of people have rised their voice under different areas of Udaipur subdivision in Tripura’s Gomati District that they totally oppressed and failed to do necessary works due to frequent load shedding problem. A large section of people asking about protection on consumers right to get electric service without any load shedding.
Load shedding free electric supply essential and necessary for all because dependency on electric increasing day by day in rural areas as well as urban areas.
Referring the consumers benefits, the state government may issue an order in view to take all the necessary steps by the department to develop the condition with an eye to providing load shedding free electric service for all in rural areas as well as urban areas too.