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Power transformer blown, delayed action peeved residents
Source: IT News

Imphal, September 27 2020: More than a year after Prime Minister Narendra Modi gloated about the whole country being connected to the grid, residents of Singjamei Chingamakha Chanam Pukhri Mapal were left in the dark since the 24th of this month as the power transformer servicing the area blew out.

Interestingly enough, there were no evident signs of any efforts to speed things up, and as of now, there still is no visible activity to make any sort of alternative arrangements to relieve the situation.



Power transformer blown, delayed action peeved residents
Power transformer blown, delayed action peeved residents


According to a resident of the area, the blackout has created untold misery for those affected, especially with the present pandemic increasing in severity daily.

A lot of individuals engaging in micro and small home-based economic activities are left in the lurch, as depending on generators is not a viable alternative with the fuel prices having skyrocketed in the last few months.

A large number of students who are depending on electricity for their online classes due to the extended lockdown have also missed a number of sessions due to the absence of a reliable alternative power source and prolonged absence of electric power.

It may be mentioned that of late, the power supply throughout the state has become very erratic, and many consumers are experiencing difficulties as a result.

Many disgruntled residents expressed dissatisfaction on the failure of the local MLA to act in time, and questioned the seriousness of the present government in bringing change when such a matter happening within greater Imphal area is made to prolong, wondering about similar situations in remote and far flung areas of the state.

According to a local, the power transformer has been taken away for repair only today and it usually takes about ten days to complete the repair works, but no one can say with any certainty when power will be restored in the area.

For now, all that the residents can do is hope and pray.


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