IMPHAL April 10: Amidst the erratic power supply in the state, the electricity department also fail to properly regulate the power supply. Last night at around 10.30 pm, a sudden electrical surge hit Imphal East area.
It was reported that residents of New Checkon and adjoining areas saw the surge blow out bulbs and fuse up electronic gadgets. IFP was affected as 2 computers and a modem were rendered useless at the height of news room work by the overvoltage. The completed work stored on the computers was lost and work had to begin anew. Beside disconnecting power lines of defaulting customers and collecting outstanding bills, the electricity department needs to check, regulate and monitor the power transmission so similar surges or spikes which can occur due to power grid switching can be prevented in future.