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Electricity being restored in rain-ravaged Kodagu

Mysuru: Many spaces of Kodagu have been driven into darkness due to heavy rain and landslides which broken and disrupted electrical energy connections.
However, the district is now again to standard because the Chamundeshwari Electricity Supply Corporation (CESC) government have taken up massive paintings to restore the power connections before the commencement of monsoon.

Due to heavy rains with gusty wind and landslides which hit the area remaining yr, hundreds of households went homeless as their dwellings within the hilly spaces collapsed due landslides. The worst state of affairs other folks suffered used to be when the electrical energy lines have been disrupted and they needed to live in darkish. More than 20 had died while loads have been disturbed due to the rain havoc.

In order to restore electrical energy within the area, the CESC government took out an enormous power to spot the electrical energy poles and wires which were broken due to heavy rain and restored them.

Speaking to TOI, CESC government engineer (electric) Somashekar B said the paintings is sort of entire because the workforce labored round-the-clock to carry again the district from darkness.

“Last yr, rain began within the area via June, but it showered closely in August which resulted in landslides. There have been electrical energy poles which were broken and wires cut, which disrupted electrical energy within the area. Usually during heavy rains, we've pole and transformer damages as main issues. We have almost finished the paintings via erecting new poles and changing the broken transformers. The electrical energy wires which were cut have been also changed with new ones,” Somashekar said.

Somashekar said there are 23 sections in Madikeri Division and each phase has a junior engineer (JE). “Each phase has 18 linemen who paintings round-the-clock to attend to the proceedings. During monsoon, we rent additional males who're mostly locals to attend to the proceedings. We are absolutely prepared to deal with any roughly state of affairs during this monsoon,” he said.

CESC managing director H N Gopal Krishna said the recovery paintings had been taken up on warfare footing via the CESC government at a value of Rs 5 crore. “The entire paintings will likely be finished before monsoon,” he said.




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