Shillong, March 15: Frequent power disruption in Meghalaya’s Garo hills region has irked Opposition legislators as students appearing in the ongoing board examinations have been severely hit.
Garo hills plunged into darkness last evening, but power was restored around 3pm today.
The darkness was attributed to a high-voltage problem between Nangalbibra in South Garo Hills and Nongstoin in West Khasi Hills.
Garo hills is dependent on a 126km 132KV Mawlai-Nongstoin-Nangalbibra-Rongkhon power supply line.
As soon as the House met today, NPP legislator James P.K. Sangma moved an adjournment motion to discuss the power disruption. However, Speaker Abu Taher Mondal disallowed the motion citing that it was not presented well before the scheduled time.
Although the motion was disallowed, Sangma, while speaking to reporters, said it was unbecoming on the part of the government as Garo hills has always been facing power supply disruption.
“Students who had to appear in the board examinations were severely affected by the power disruption. The government should have taken extra care to ensure uninterrupted power supply,” Sangma said.