CM Sonowal Directs Power Dept to Set Up Central Control Room for Uninterrupted Electricity Supply
GUWAHATI: To bring in more efficiency and plug disruption in the uninterrupted power supply, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday asked the Power Department to set up a Central Control Room to figure out any technical fault leading to power cut in any area of the state.
Chairing a meeting in Guwahati on Friday evening, CM Sonowal said that a state-of-the-art central control room in the state needs to be established to quickly zero in on the fault area vis a vis cause of fault to take corrective steps for the restoration of power in that particular area.
He added that during the monsoon season in the state, because of torrential rain, several electrical installations develop technical snag leading to disruption of electricity supply. A state-of-the-art central control room would be able to map the entire network of electricity installations and figure out the technical snag if any and help the men on duty to rectify the fault delving respite to the consumers and ensuring 24X7 power supply, Sonowal retorted.
The Chief Minister while taking stock of the schemes and services of Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL), Assam Power Generation Company Limited of the Power Department, asked the concerned authority to carry out extensive survey of the vulnerable points across the state and take remedial measures to avoid accidents and electrocuted-deaths especially during the food season.
He also asked APDCL to put the transformer on high-raised platforms especially in the flood prone areas. He also asked the company to design innovative measures and save the transformers from incessant rain-induced problem.
Taking stock of the Mukhya Mantri Akashdeep Yojana, Sonowal asked the department to expeditiously distribute LED bulbs to all the beneficiaries in the state. He also directed officials to take steps for filling up vacancies in the department expeditiously.
He also asked the principal secretary to install individual meters in the left-out households in the tea garden areas to do away with all cluster meters in those areas.