Minister reviews restoration of power infrastructure post-Amphan

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on May 25, 2020

The progress of power system restoration post-Amphan cyclone in West Bengal and Odisha was reviewed by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power and New and Renewable Energy, .

Singh said that the disruption caused by the cyclone to the power systems was extensive, but the restoration work has been carried out swiftly. He said that the Inter State Transmission System was restored within few hours and Central power sector’s Public Sector Undertakings also provided human resources to carry out power restoration of local power supply in the cyclone affected areas.

Singh expressed confidence that the restoration will be complete in Odisha by Monday evening and the work is in progress in parts of Kolkata and some other districts of West Bengal.

The review meeting can be seen in backdrop of the statement of the Ministry of Power on last Tuesday that it had put in place adequate arrangements/preparedness to handle power supply situation in the wake of Super Cyclonic Storm Amphan.

An official statement said that 24x7 Control Rooms had been set up. Emergency Restoration Systems (ERS) (32 at 400 kV and 24 at 765 kV) and manpower had already been placed at key locations which were to be used in case any transmission tower collapses and transmission lines disrupted.

Published on May 25, 2020

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