GUWAHATI, Aug 4 � Setting an example of dedicated service, the officers and workers of the Assam Power Distribution Company Ltd (APDCL) have restored till this evening over 95 per cent of the power supply network in the city damaged by the thundershowers last evening.
It needs mention here that lightning and rains caused considerable damage to the power supply network of the APDCL in the city yesterday.
APDCL Deputy General Manager of Guwahati Electrical Circle-1 Pradip Goswami, who monitored the situation, told this newspaper that the thunderstorm that lashed the city last evening, damaged many trees and broke many tree branches in the Narengi and Kharghuli hills.
Those uprooted trees and broken tree branches damaged the 30 kV feeder lines carrying power from the APDCL�s 132 kV Narengi substation to the 30 kV substations located at Narengi, Bamunimaidam, Chandmari, Uzanbazar and RG Baruah Road areas.
Officials and workers of the APDCL had to work hard throughout the night to restore those damaged 30 kV feeder lines atop the above hills and they could restore power supply to the above substations by around 4 am today.
Moreover, some 11 kV lines were also damaged by the yesterday thunderstorm in Tarun Nagar, GS Road, Rehabari, Six Mile VIP Road and Tripura Road. Those lines were restored within the morning hours today.
Again, heavy lightning accompanying the thundershower damaged the 250 kV Jyotinagar-Bamunimaidam transformer, which has been replaced today.
Besides, many low-tension lines were also damaged in different areas. These lines were restored speedily by the APDCL people, the DGM said.