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Energy On Action Mode

State Government has mobilized required amount of materials and manpower to handle damage control in Power Sector in the areas keeping in view the ensuing Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm-Amphan.

While Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has directed to restore power supply in the affected areas in 12 hours, keeping that in view, Department of Energy has come in Action Mode.

Bishnupada Sethi, Principal Secretary Energy is coordinating with the authroties of CESU, NESCO, WESCO and SOUTHCO in this regard.

Earlier Minister Energy, Dibyashankar Mishra held a review meeting on preparedness of the Energy Sector.

It is expected that NESCO areas will be worst affected as Amphan will be causing damage in Bhadrakh, Balasore and Mayurbhanj more.

For restoration job at least 250 Gangs are required and accordingly Gangs have started reaching the areas before the Cyclone strikes, officials confirm.

Amphan will be making landfall between Digha in West Bengal and Hatiya in Bangladesh near Sundarban on 20 May afternoon.

NESCO authorities apprehend that probable damage will be more as wind speed is very high and looking at the situation, authorities have asked to provide advance funds from Special Relief Organization of the State.

Principal Secretary Mr.Sethi asked manpower and materials are to be positioned before time in the vulnerable areas as aftermath cyclone movement of man and materials will be difficult.

Accordingly Authorized Officer (AO) NESCO has been asked to mobilize resources beforehand.

Principal Secretary Energy Mr.Sethi advised AO NESCO to be in touch with four senior IAS Officers deputed to the vulnerable districts.

NESCO authorities apprehend that cyclone is likely to damage electric poles and number of poles projected to be damage are very high as the wind speed is likely to reach 160 KM Per Hour.

In the meantime, materials have already been dispatched to vulnerable areas and man as well as materials is positioned as per requirement.

Once the cyclone is over, debris clearance will be taken up as debris clearance group has already been formed.

Once debris will be cleared restoration will take place, said the NESCO In Charge.

SOUTHCO authorities have also prepared the restoration paln as southern Zone will first face wrath of the cyclone.

CEO CESU, Arun Bothra apprised that they have positioned the man and materials at the vulnerable sites. Generator Sets have also been arranged and the Power Utility has kept open the Central Store 24x7.

Jagatsinghpur and Kendrapara Districts are likely to face the wrath of Amphan and accordingly man and materials are placed.

CESU has also opened temporary site stores at different locations to support the local requirement in restoration work, officials say.


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