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POWER DEPT’S QUICK ACTION TO RESTORE POWER

Panaji: August 6, 2019

                                                                                          Sravana 15, 1941 

The areas under Pernem, Tivim and V.P. areas of Anjuna, Assagao, Sodiem, Siolim, Moira and Nachinola falls under the jurisdiction division XVII, Ansabhat, Bardez.

Due to heavy rains and gusty winds, electricity supply to major part of the areas under the jurisdiction above mention office were affected from August 3 to 6, 2019.

The power supply to V.P. areas of Anjuna, Assagao, Colvale, Camurlim, Revora, Nadora, Pirna, Moira, Siolim, Mandrem, Morjim, Arambol, Nagzar, Varkhand, Hali-Chandel, Dhargal were badly affected due to falling of trees, failure of insulators, snapping of conductors from August 3 to 6, 2019.

 

The work of restoring power supply was delayed due to heavy rainfall. Further the 11 KV Feeders once normalized became faulty again due to continuous gusty winds and heavy rain.

There were incidents of road blocks due to water logging at Darbarwada, Camurlim. Hali-Chandel, Nanachipani-Varkhand, Valpe, Aroba-Dhargal. Sodiem Siolim. As such, there was delay in restoring power supply to the surrounding areas.

Further 45 nos. of RCC poles were broken and about 185 incidents of snapping of conductor due to falling of trees which also affected power supply.

The power supply to the affected areas was restored promptly by engaging Departmental staff.

The services of Private Licensed Electrical Contractors was utilized for restoration of supply wherever required in order to restore the supply on Top Priority.

DI/NB/JA/PP/AN/2019/478

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