To insure uninterrupted power supply in the state, Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal asked the Power Department to set up a central control room (CCR).
The control room will enable to figure out any technical fault leading to power cut in any area of the state.
“A state of the art CCR 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,” Sonowal told the power department officials in a review meeting here on Saturday.
He said 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 24×7 power supply, Sonowal added.
The chief minister asked the authorities concerned to carry out extensive survey of the vulnerable points across the state and take remedial measures to avoid accidents and electrocution during the monsoon season.
Sonowal 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 a stock of Mukhya Mantri Akashdeep Yojana, chief minister Sonowal asked the department to expeditiously distribute LED bulbs to all the beneficiaries in the state.
He also asked principal secretary, Power Niraj Verma to take steps for filling up vacancies in the department expeditiously.
The chief minister further ordered 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.