Hyderabad, May 14: Restoration of electricity works by employees of various power utilities of Telangana are bearing fruits in the areas of Fani cyclone affected Odisha, an official statement said here on Tuesday.
According to the statement, restoration works of electricity was taken up in the vicinity of state capital Bhubaneswar, 34 kms electrical lines were laid and could able to restore power supply.
Due to Fani Cyclone electrical poles snapped away, many were bent and transformers damaged. Power transmission lines broke also down. The power supply in 16 districts was crippled. The Odisha government requested the Telangana Government to render help in restoration of power.
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao responded positively and directed the Chief Secretary S K Joshi, TRANSCO CMD D Prabhakar Rao to take part in the restoration works.
On May 7, 1000 employees of various power utilities of Telangana went to Odisha .
Many works such as clearing the fallen trees, lifting and erecting the fallen electrical poles, repairing the transformers were done.
New power transmission lines were laid also, the statement said.
Work is brisk in midst of the rain, SPDCL, SE L Gopaiah overseeing the restoration works said. (UNI)