Imphal: Power minister Thongam Biswajit Singh on Thursday laid foundation stone for the construction of 33\11 KV sub-stations at Tusom , Chingai ,Somdal, Kachai and Sinakeithei at the football ground of Sinakeithei ,Ukhrul district.
The foundation stone laying of the sub-stations of Tusom , Chingai ,Somdal and Kachai was held virtually from Sinakeithei football ground.
The programme was part of celebration of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and was organized by Manipur State Power Company Limited.
Biswajit also inaugurated a government guest house at Sinakeithei constructed by PWD.
The government is successful is bridging the gap between the hill and the valley and acknowledging womenhood in the state, the minister said. He highlighted various developmental programme taken up the government like Go to Hill, Go to village etc for the welfare of the prople.
Biswajit maintained that power is key to industrialization and the government is committed to provide uninterrupted quality power supply to the people. It is very important to develop the border areas that is why the government is constructing power station at Tusom, Somdal and Kachai, he added.
According to DIPR report the purpose of constructing power sub-station at Tusom was to give reliable supply of electricity to the consumers in Tusom and the surrounding villages like Wahong , Challow. Kongai, Razia Khullen, Razai Khunou etc.
Chingai sub-station will provide reliable power to the surrounding villages like Kuingai, Challou, Poi, Huishu, Kamasom Phungrei, Kalhang, Khuirei, Marem, Marangphung, Phungcham through a net-work of 11 KV line ensuring 24×7 power to all.
Somdal sub-station will give reliable supply of electricity to the consumers in Somdal and the surrounding villages like Phungthar, Maichon, Huining, Tora ,Champhung, Tanrui, Ngaimu.
The construction of the new 33\11 KV sub-station power supply at Kachai and its adjoining areas like Hoomi, Theiva ,Tingshong, Huime, Washangpung etc will be improved with appreciable reduction in the losses. There will be considered improvement in the voltage profile too.
The proposed 33\11 KV sub-station at Sinakeithei will be able to overcome the problems faced in supplying electricity to the consumers in Sinakeithei and the surrounding villages like Tingpibung, Dongsun, Leplen, Lhangjol, Mongyang, Pasong etc.