PASIGHAT, Jul 16: The proposed 12-hourEast Siang district bandh called by the Pasighat People’s Welfare Committee (PPWC) on July 17 has been called off following assurance from the Power Department to improve power supply.
The PPWC declared the strike in protest against erratic and irregular power supply in the district despite repeated assurance from the Power Department.
The strike was called off after the Power Department assured to fulfill the PPWC’s demands in a meeting held under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner, Tamiyo Taga.
The PPWC demanded to ensure uninterrupted power supply, restore any faults affecting power supply immediately, and form a committee for bi-monthly review of power scenario. The demand to increase power supply from Assam from present 3 MW to 5 MW will be pursued by the Deputy Commissioner with the higher authorities, the meeting decided.