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Kiphire town in darkness since September 7
Published on 10 Sep. 2010 12:12 AM IST
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Kiphire town has been facing power shortage since September 7. The real suffers here are not only the denizens of Kiphire town but students who are currently appearing their exams. According to JE Power Kiphire, the main transformer was burnt due to over power consumption and long duration of power service.
On several occasion minor repairing of transformer was done from Kiphire but during the month of September last year, the transformer was sent to Dimapur for major repairing taking 19 complete days to reach Kiphire. As per the report, the outdated transformer would be sent to Dimapur for repair, nevertheless it would take at least a month for normal power supply to resume in Kiphire.
At present, Kiphire main town transformer which is just 500 KV cannot envelop the whole town. Meanwhile, Kiphire Town Sangtam Students' Union (KTSSU) has appealed the chief engineer, Nagaland for immediate reinstallation of the outdated transformer. Union stated that department in- charge had been repairing the outdated transformer, installed in the year 2001 instead of reinstating a new transformer. According to KTSSU, it was nothing but lackadaisical attitude of government towards the citizen of Kiphire town.
Union president Tonglise Sangtam in a press release also highlighted that at present, the transformer 500 KV supplying power for the last 9 to 10 years was not sufficient since power consumption has increased over the years and that a high capacity transformer was in urgently need for smooth supply of power.

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