Tripura Power Minister Manik Dey informed the entire state was affected due to the storm and it would take at least seven to 10 days to restore normal power supply as electricity posts were uprooted, electric wires were torn and many power transformers were damaged.

"We appeal to all sections of people in the state to ooperate us in restoring power supply. Many skilled labourers were engaged besides the employees of the Tripura State Electricity Ltd (TSECL) for restoration of the power supply," Dey told reporters.

Chief Managing Director (CMD) of TSECL, Shyamal Kumar Roy urged the state witnessed cyclonic storms in phased manner since April 1 which uprooted 3,174 electricity posts including
1,336 posts of high tension power (11 KV), 206 transformers were damaged and 1,683 circuit km wire were torn.

"According to preliminary report, the damage was in the tune of Rs 6.43 crore, repairing cost was estimated at Rs 1.29 crore and the total loss would be Rs 7.72 crore," he added.

District Magistrate of Dhalai district Milind Ramteke told reporters that all the four sub-divisions of the district suffered huge damage of houses, electric posts and all the Sub-divisional Magistrates were directed to estimate the loss.

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