Normal life has been paralysed in Tamenglong district in Manipur due to total blackout for the past five consecutive days. All important works have been kept pending due to lack of power supply and poor network connectivity, sources said.
Mobile phones remained switched-off due to lack of power in the district. At district headquarters, mobile charging facilities were provided and a customer can charge their phones at the rate of Rs 50 per mobile.
As there is no power supply available in the district for five consecutive days, mobile networks have become extremely poor and could not provide its service for 24 hours.
Irregular power supply interruption was badly compounded when Shivalaya Construction Infrastructure Pvt Ltd, which is engaged in constructing a double-lane passage blasted rocks along Tamenglong- Khongsang road.
It is reported that as many as five electric posts were damaged this time while blasting the rocks for construction of a double lane.
Meanwhile, deputy commissioner of Tamenglong Pawan Yadav has called upon the Shivalaya Construction Infrastructure Pvt Ltd to give attention to power supply, optical fibre cables, water supply pipes etc. and give proper instruction to engineers and supervisors to take due care and not damage or disrupt the services of other departments.
DC Tamenglong also said that frequent disruption of power lines in the entire district affects smooth functioning of government offices, private firms, businesses and the entire population.
He directed the Shivalaya Construction Infrastructure Pvt Ltd to intimate in advance to the officers and department concerned, if their structures are to be shifted, prior to road construction works that may cause collateral damages so as to avoid any further disruptions to other public services in the interest of the district administration and general public.