24-hour power supply for Greater Imphal from March: Ibobi

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IMPHAL, Oct 20 (NNN): State Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh has said his government is persistently improving the requisite power infrastructure in the State to ensure 24 hour-power supply for the Greater Imphal area by March next year.

He said the same facility will be provided to two valley districts of Bishnupur and Thoubal and the hill district headquarters by 2015/16.

On Monday, the Chief Minister inaugurated and dedicated to the people three 33/11 KV power substations at Imphal East`™s Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences complex, Chingarel and Mantripukhri.

Speaking at the inaugural function at Mantripukhri, Ibobi said his government has given top priority to developing the power sector both in the hills and valley.

He said the neighbouring Myanmar has sought power supply from the Government of India for Tamu town bordering Moreh town of Manipur along the Indo-Myanmar border.

Steps have been taken up to install a 102/33 KV power substation at Moreh since the Government of India has already approved the plan.

Ibobi appealed to public for their support in the government`™s efforts to boost electricity supply in the State and urged to help regulate regular collection of power tariff and to habituate payment of tax.

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