The construction of a new transmission tower at Okpu Road in Mokokchung’s Artang Ward was completed as scheduled. According to sources, a huge landslide occurred on the 66kV Mokokchung-Tuli Single Circuit Transmission Line within Mokokchung District on Aug 1, 2021, presenting a hazard to the tower and its surrounding areas. The transmission line acted as the key link in providing power to three districts- Mokokchung (Tuli Area)-Mon-Longleng.
After thorough inspection and analysis of the unforeseen crisis, the department along with the district administration and the concerned ward authorities took up the matter on priority and a new tower was completed in May 2022 which could prevent the hazardous collapse of the tower and disruption of power.
27th May, 2022