In response to the request of the state government, electricity consumers are coming forward to the department for their electricity needs. Already 395 consumers of’ Agartala city have applied for electricity to TSECL. Out of this, the department has taken all measures in response to the application of 326 customers. Minister of Power Ratan Lal Nath informed this in a press conference at the Secretariat yesterday.
He informed that the demand for electricity is normal. But the amount of that demand must be informed to the power department. Correct information should be recorded in the office of Power Department. The Department will take prompt action as per the requirements of the customers.
Throwing light on various programmes of Power Department, he informed that the work of laying underground cable in Agartala city has started since 2012. From 2012 to 2018, only 60 km of underground lines have been laid in Agartala From 2018 to 2023, 184 km of underground lines have been laid.
The Power Minister informed that in the future, plans have been made to lay another 189 km of underground cable in Agartala with the financial support from Special Plan Assistance and Asian Development Bank. Moreover, a total of 46 km of underground cable works under Smart City including HT and LT have been taken up. He informed that currently HT line has 821 km underground cable out of 18,091 km and LT line has 6,134 km acrial bunch and 19 km underground cable out of 31,802 km.
He informed that Agartala city currently has a total of 197 km of HIT and 854 km of LT lines: Out of this, 197 km HT and 38 km LT will be converted to underground cables in the next two years.
The Power Minister informed that with the financial support from Asian Development Bank, the work of laying underground cables is also going on in the entire state. The Power Minister also said that despite the increase in the demand for electricity in the state, the electricity service in the state is normal. The department is always striving to provide uninterrupted power supply to the consumers.