Odisha Energy Department restore Electricity Supply, war footing basis in Ganjam, Gajapati, Kandhamal and Rayagada

Bhubaneswar: Electricity Distribution System has been badly affected in the Severe Cyclonic Storm-Titli, in 4 Southern Districts: Ganjam, Gajapati, Kandhamal and Rayagada. In addition to distribution lines, four major transmission lines have also been affected. Various Teams of SOUTHCO and OPTCL have been deployed with required materials and equipment at the affected areas for immediate restoration work with the priority to essential services like Hospitals, Railway Feeders and Water Supply Points.
The restoration work of 132 Kv Akhusingh –Mohana, Digapahandi Mohana line and 220 kV Atri-Narendrapur and Therubali-Narendrapur transmission line has been completed within oneday.
For restoration of Distribution lines in SOUTHCO, several teams have been working day and night, on war footing basis at different sites of affected districts. Supply restored in all districts except Gajapati, which has been badly affected because of landing of Cyclonic Storm. Restoration team could reach the site on second day because of road blockage of uprooted trees. Today supply could be restored in 50% area.
Similarly restoration work in Purusottampur and Aska area, which was marooned by Cyclonic flood, supply could be restored almost in all areas.
As per the information received, about 1650 Kms lines have been restored and 125 poles have been replaced so far. Around 7 lakhs consumers have got back their Electricity supply.
Leave of the Officials has been cancelled and officers on leave has been called back. In spite of continues heavy rain and amidst post-cyclone flood situation, the quick response teams under Energy Department have put their best efforts for restoration of Power supply. Emergency control room in the Head quarter is monitoring the progress.
Shri Susant Sing, Honb’le Minister of Energy had visited the affected districts. Sri Hemant Sharma, IAS, Commissioner-Cum- Secretary, Department of Energy, GoO is camping in the affected districts to review and monitor the restoration activities in the field.

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