Erratic power supply dogs life at Shella

SHILLONG: The erratic power supply at Shella  in this rainy and windy season has caused villages to reel under darkness even  though Shella is located close to  border  with  Bangladesh and is vulnerable to criminal activities by miscreants.

In a letter to the Assistant Executive Engineer, MeECL, Sohra (Distribution) Sub-Division, the secretary of Dorbar shnong, Shella, Roy Kupar Synrem said the irregular power supply usually takes place from the month of April and continues till the rainy summer months.

He said that it takes days to repair the damage. The restoration work is shortlived and the villages lapsed back into darkness once the rainy and windy season starts. He has requested the officer to find ways and means to repair the damage and to fix the power supply ensuring that it remains uninterrupted.

Synrem also said that the residents were complaining of the hike in electricity tariff . He has requested the officer to send the JE in-charge Revenue Section to visit Shella to check on the families who are struggling with payment of electricity bills.

With the lockdown preventing the people to work, he has requested the officer to make considerations for those families who are unable to pay.

Synrem also reminded the officer of the discussions to set up transformers in Sohlap for uninterrupted power supply to adjacent villages. He also informed that Kher Sohlap has already identified the land to set up the transformer.

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