Power department would be conducting joint raids along with district administration and police against illegal power tappings/power theft and disconnection drive for non-payment of electricity bills.
According to a DIPR report, the state level special team for checking power theft, improvement of revenue collection and ensuring effective management of power system in Dimapur district held a meeting with officers of power department and representatives of district administration and district police at SE power office Nagarjan Dimapur on October 18.
At the meeting, it was decided that joint raids would be conducted along with district administration and police besides regular raids and disconnection drives conducted by department as a special drive.
In this regard, the team leader and joint secretary power Sara S Jamir has appealed to all the village authorities, GBs, colony leaders and general public to extend support in checking the menace of power theft in their wards, Colony and villages.
The team leader stated that power theft was one reason for overloading of transformers resulting in transformer failures. She expressed optimism that with support of general public, the menace of power theft could be checked and monitored, which would ultimately improve stability of power supply in Dimapur.