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CESC deploys 200 mobile vans to tackle power disruptions

CESC deploys 200 mobile vans to tackle power disruptions

Kolkata: Power utility CESC said on Friday that it has deployed 200 mobile vans around the city to tackle any likely disruption caused by cyclonic storm 'Fani', which is headed to Bengal from neighbouring Odisha.

A CESC spokesman said the mobile vans are fitted with dedicated radio communication sets and are capable of promptly springing into action in the event of power supply failure.

Focus will also be on electricity supply to drainage pumping stations, to reduce waterlogging in and around the city, he said. "Teams comprising engineers, workmen and contractors are on standby to respond to consumer requirements across 567 sq km of licensed area," he added. Company representatives will be present at the Kolkata Police control room and Kolkata Municipal Corporation control rooms, the spokesperson said.

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