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Action to be taken to stop power problems in Barak Valley: Deb

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Silchar, May 3 (UNI) Union Heavy Industries Minister Santosh Mohan Deb, in a letter written to Asom Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, expressed his unhappiness over the severe power crisis in Barak Valley for last one month.

Deb said he had observed that power supply was irregular during his long stay in Silchar at the time of Asom Assembly elections.

''This will have an adverse impact on our election campaigning as there were agitated voters everywhere,'' the Congress leader said.

Referring to his discussions with officials of Power Grid Corporation Ltd and Rural Electrification Commission, Mr Deb said although Asom is getting 550 MW-600 MW of power from the national grid, power supply to Cachar is only 20 MW and even drops to around 10 MW.

Deb said situation has been further aggravated due to damage of transformer in the Panchgram sub-station, which is the main receiving centre of power.

Deb had requested the Chief Minister that local administration might be asked to solve this problem.

He said Kopili-Panchgram-Silchar transmission line, the main transmission line to Cachar, was weak and needs argumentation.

Deb said action to restore regular power supply to Barak Valley should be taken on war footing.

UNI XC JYN MP PC2147

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