Tripura CM sore over failing power supply

Tripura CM sore over failing power supply

Agency News

Agartala, Aug 13 : Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb took strong exception to deteriorating situation of power supply in the State over the past few days and sudden power cut on Aug 11 for a long time in the capital city that brought irritated subscribers on the street at midnight.

Police registered a couple of cases against a few consumers and launched an investigation into it while the State Government also initiated a separate inquiry into the sudden power cut in the city during the hottest and humid night. The department has also asked to review the power distribution system and identify the reasons of deteriorating state of power supply in the state.

Chief Minister has convened review meeting today with the officials of Tripura State Electricity Corporation (TSECL) and directed the power department officials to remain vigilant over 24x7 to ensure uninterrupted power supply.

Last evening, in launching of beat policing here, Mr Deb smelt a conspiracy against the government by a fraction of TSECL officials who were desperately "working to irritate consumers and make them hostile against the government".

He alleged some of the officials of TSECL had been involved in the malpractice and plotting against the government. However, each and every official, top-to-bottom in TSECL was directed to remain on-duty in emergency mode and keep their mobile phones switched on round-the-clock.(UNI)