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Fani caused heavy damage to APDCL infrastructure

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GUWAHATI, May 6 - The May 4, storm induced by the cyclone �Fani,� caused heavy damage to the infrastructure of the public sector Assam Power Distribution Company Ltd (APDCL) at various places of the State. On May 4, at the time of the occurrence of the storm, 400 MW power cut was resorted to by the power utility as a precautionary measure. Till this evening, the APDCL could not draw up to 150 MW of power due to non- completion of the restoration work, sources in the power utility said.

In Orang 33-Kv substation, the direct current source got damaged on May 4 and due to this, all 11 Kv lines from the substation were kept under shut down. But the lines were restored yesterday, sources said.

However, the full picture of the damage particularly in regards to the distribution network of the power utility and the resultant total monetary loss it has suffered due to the storm, is yet to be worked out. Because, reports from several places are still awaited in this connection, said the sources.

According to the sources, restoration of power supply in several places required two days� time and at places it took three days� toll to restore power supply. Places under Haflong Electrical Subdivision will need nine days for restoration of power supply.

Restoration of power supply needed one day at places under Bongaigaon Electrical Sub-division-I and it took three days to restore the power supply at places under Bongaigaon Electrical Sub-division-II. At places under Abhayapuri Electrical Sub-division, restoration of power supply took two days, while at places under Bijni Electrical Sub-division, restoration work took two to three days� time.

But at places under Goalpara and Tezpur Electrical Circles restoration required between five to six hours� time, while restoration of power supply could be completed within 10 hours at places under Golaghat Electrical Circle.

At places under Darrang Electrical Circle restoration required 24 hours, while at places under Udalguri Electrical Circle it required 48 hours and at places under Dhubri and Kokrajhar Electrical Circles it took one to two days for completion of the power supply restoration work.

While it required one day restoring power supply at places under Guwahati Electrical Circle-I and II, places under Nalbari and Rangiya Electrical Divisions required one to two days for restoration of power supply. Restoration of power supply required one day at places under Nagaon Electrical Circle, while restoration of power supply required 12 hours to two days at places under Morigaon Electrical Circle and restoration works took one day at places under Jorhat Electrical Circle.

Sources said that no damage has been reported to APDCL infrastructure from Badarpur, Dibrugarh, Cachar, Tinsukia and North Lakhimpur Electrical Circles. No electrical accident due to the storm has been reported from any part of the State. However, report of electrocution of one cow has been received from Bongaigaon Electrical Sub-division -I, sources said.

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Fani caused heavy damage to APDCL infrastructure

GUWAHATI, May 6 - The May 4, storm induced by the cyclone �Fani,� caused heavy damage to the infrastructure of the public sector Assam Power Distribution Company Ltd (APDCL) at various places of the State. On May 4, at the time of the occurrence of the storm, 400 MW power cut was resorted to by the power utility as a precautionary measure. Till this evening, the APDCL could not draw up to 150 MW of power due to non- completion of the restoration work, sources in the power utility said.

In Orang 33-Kv substation, the direct current source got damaged on May 4 and due to this, all 11 Kv lines from the substation were kept under shut down. But the lines were restored yesterday, sources said.

However, the full picture of the damage particularly in regards to the distribution network of the power utility and the resultant total monetary loss it has suffered due to the storm, is yet to be worked out. Because, reports from several places are still awaited in this connection, said the sources.

According to the sources, restoration of power supply in several places required two days� time and at places it took three days� toll to restore power supply. Places under Haflong Electrical Subdivision will need nine days for restoration of power supply.

Restoration of power supply needed one day at places under Bongaigaon Electrical Sub-division-I and it took three days to restore the power supply at places under Bongaigaon Electrical Sub-division-II. At places under Abhayapuri Electrical Sub-division, restoration of power supply took two days, while at places under Bijni Electrical Sub-division, restoration work took two to three days� time.

But at places under Goalpara and Tezpur Electrical Circles restoration required between five to six hours� time, while restoration of power supply could be completed within 10 hours at places under Golaghat Electrical Circle.

At places under Darrang Electrical Circle restoration required 24 hours, while at places under Udalguri Electrical Circle it required 48 hours and at places under Dhubri and Kokrajhar Electrical Circles it took one to two days for completion of the power supply restoration work.

While it required one day restoring power supply at places under Guwahati Electrical Circle-I and II, places under Nalbari and Rangiya Electrical Divisions required one to two days for restoration of power supply. Restoration of power supply required one day at places under Nagaon Electrical Circle, while restoration of power supply required 12 hours to two days at places under Morigaon Electrical Circle and restoration works took one day at places under Jorhat Electrical Circle.

Sources said that no damage has been reported to APDCL infrastructure from Badarpur, Dibrugarh, Cachar, Tinsukia and North Lakhimpur Electrical Circles. No electrical accident due to the storm has been reported from any part of the State. However, report of electrocution of one cow has been received from Bongaigaon Electrical Sub-division -I, sources said.