Moreh, Aug 10,
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pride on the electrification of all villages in India is likely to be sabotaged in this part of the state as a power sub-station inaugurated at the ambitious border town Moreh, two months back is being run by ghost staffs.
Just two days back the official land route between Myanmar and India was inaugurated to facilitate India’s ambitious Act East Policy. The irony is that besides having a 132/33KV Power sub-station, residents of Moreh is getting hardly hours of electricity besides installation of prepaid meter and that too during day time.
“Since the inauguration of the 132/33KV Power sub-station on June 4, 2018, we now get hardly 8 hours of electricity”, Lakhikant, a resident of Moreh said.
The 132/33KV Power sub-station of Moreh was inaugurated by the Power Minister Thongam Bishwajit on June 4 this year in the presence of various community leaders and representative of Moreh and its surrounding area. The inaugural function was also attended by the IFCD Minister Letpao Haokip.
Speaking on the inaugural function Power Minister Th. Bishwajit had stated that after the inauguration of the 132/33 KV Power sub-station at Moreh, there will be 90 Percent less Power fluctuations in the border town Moreh as the sub-station will supply 99 percent power in the Town and its surrounding villages.
The residents of Moreh often blamed the Manipur State Power Distribution Company Limited (MSPDCL). When Imphal Times contacted some of the MSPDCL authority they said that the 132/33 KV Power sub-station at Moreh is under the Manipur State Power Company Ltd. (MSPCL) and it is up to the power supply by the MSCPL that the MSPDCL can supply electricity to the consumers.
Residents of Chikim Village, which is located at the close proximity of the newly inaugurated Power substation talking to a group of journalists including Imphal Times correspondent Lucky informed that the day after the Power Minister Bishwajit inaugurated the Power Substation they saw only some security personnel guarding the office. No official was ever notice attending the office.
As of now the Moreh electric consumers are paying rent for electric connection without getting electricity during night time.