13th Jul 2020 12:07:AM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

ITANAGAR, Jul 12: The extra high-tension transmission tower (No.72) located behind Tata Motors at Papu Nallah and tower 85 located at IRBN colony above Don Bosco College, Jullang which serve as pylons of the 132 KV double circuit Hoj to Itanagar Transmission Line are on the verge of collapse due to massive soil erosion caused by incessant rainfall.
This was informed by the Executive Engineer (E),Transmission Division II, Department of Power, Itanagar through a press release issued on Sunday. As per the release, tower footings have become vulnerable due to prolonged soil erosion endangering the span between Tower 72 and 73 which runs above the NH-415 highway near Bucho Motors at Papu Nallah, serving the commuters and residents of Zingang Colony. The residents of the colony have been requested to be on high alert till the completion of restoration works. The department has also informed that the damaged towers will be dismantled and relocated to safer locations at the earliest, but will take time due to logistic difficulties under the current Covid-19 situation. 

The aforesaid double circuit transmission line has been de-energized/kept under shutdown for safety and although the Itanagar Capital Region has redundancy of power supply from the three sources of Lekhi, Pare and Hoj, after the damage of the portion of 132 KV double circuit, power supply to ICR shall be available from only one source, i.e. 132 KV Lekhi to Itanagar Transmission Line, the release read. 
The department has assured that all-out efforts will be made to ensure availability of 24x7 power supply through this line in the ICR.  Power Dept. PR

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