Puri: Eleven days after the extremely severe cyclonic storm Fani ravaged coastal Odisha, work for the restoration of power supply in Puri district will commence from today.
According to reports, 75 towers of 220 kV and 25 towers of 132 kV were damaged by the cyclone in Puri. The cyclone, that hit the coast near the temple town on May 3, devastated basic infrastructures like electricity, telecom and water supply.
For the restoration work, skilled workers from West Bengal, Bihar, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Kerala have been roped in to restore power supply in the district.
“At least 524 teams have been engaged to give power supply to 29,01,171 consumers of severely damaged Puri district. The state government is taking all out efforts to restore the power supply to all consumers,” said Information and Public Relations (I&PR) Secretary Sanjay Kumar Singh.
“Restoring power connection in Puri is a big challenge for us due to large-scale damage to the infrastructure. But we will start supplying power in Puri and Konark towns from May 15,” Singh added.