Dumka, Aug. 26: Officials of the Jharkhand State Electricity Board are still clueless on how to restore normal supply in Santhal Pargana, reeling under a massive power crisis since August 18 following the breakdown of one of the 135MVA transformers at Farakka-based NTPC unit.
The entire region is facing a deficit of 75MW, leading to unscheduled load-shedding running up to several hours daily.
K.K. Thakur, the general manager-cum-chief engineer of Dumka-Deoghar transmission circle, said it might take over a fortnight more to repair the transformer, only after which the normalcy could be restored.
“Top-level board officials are trying to ensure additional allocation from other sources to meet the deficiency,” Thakur told The Telegraph, echoing the version of general Manager (distribution) P.R. Saran. Saran made a similar claim a couple of days ago, but in vain.