Dimapur town got its tenth power distribution sub-station that is likely to ease the ongoing electricity woes in the thickly populated western part of the town.
Adviser to power department Tovihoto Ayemi inaugurated the 33/11 kv 2X10 MVA distribution sub-station at Forest Colony here today.
In his address, Ayemi expressed happiness that a long-awaited power project in the commercial hub of Nagaland has become a reality which will give relief to the power consumers of a number of colonies.
He said the consumers of the western part of the town who have to endure long hours of load shedding will now be relieved of power woes to a great extent.
Stating that the power department is working on upgradation of power systems all over the State, he said almost all the villages in the State have been electrified while the remaining remote villages will have a power supply soon.
Ayemi sought the cooperation of the civil society organisations and apex tribal bodies in checking power theft and ensuring payment of power bills on time.
On the occasion, he also launched pre-paid power metering system in the town.
“If we want 24-hour power supply, we must shift to pre-paid metering or smart metering system from the conventional energy meters,” he stated.
Principal Secretary, power, KD Vizo pointed out that power theft and non-payment of power bills are greatly affecting the regular power supply in the State, particularly Dimapur town. He said Dimapur town alone consumes 50 percent of the power supply in the State.
He said while a section of the consumers is involved in stealing power, some department workers are tempering meters to manipulate the readings and reduce bills.
Calling this a social problem, Vizo urged all concerned to inculcate Christian values and not resort to power theft and meter manipulation.
“In a complex society like ours, the department alone cannot mitigate power woes,” he added.