CESC ensures uninterrupted power supply to exam centres
Kolkata: CESC has taken up an elaborate arrangement to ensure uninterrupted power supply during various board examinations scheduled to take place in the next month.
CESC has taken a number of steps to ensure that the examinees do not face any problem during the examination season. CESC officials are also expecting a rise in the demand of power during this season compared to the corresponding months in the last year. Avijit Ghosh, Vice-President, Distribution Services CESC said a series of steps to strengthen the Company's distribution system has already been taken to ensure uninterrupted power supply.
According to one estimate, nearly a million households are involved and it is important that there is no power disruption when students spend long hours in their study rooms preparing for examinations.
Ghosh said that transformers are being set up at 8 different locations to ensure that there is no power cut during the examination days. There will be an additional arrangement of generators also. CESC is also lining up eight emergency generators so that these can provide relief to affected customers. Necessary repair works and installation of new equipment have been going on for sometime. According to the official, various installation works have been going on for past 2-3 months.
Mobile vans will remain stationed at various points in the city and the other areas that are under the CESC jurisdiction to combat any unforeseen incident. It was learnt that there would be around 410-415 examination centre in centres in Kolkata.
"Not only the exam dates are very important, but also these dates are preceded by several weeks of intense preparation at home when consumers demand uninterrupted light at home during day and night," Ghosh added.
Madhyamik examination will begin on March 12, followed by Higher Secondary on March 27 and end on April 11, 2018. There will be CBSE and ICSE examinations as well. During examinations, CESC will remain constantly in touch with different exam authorities. A fleet of 150 radio-fitted mobile vans will be moving day and night across the CESC licensed area so that the Company's experts can reach the site, if needed, at the earliest possible opportunity. Like the previous year, two special helplines will be set up temporarily to keep in touch with the exam centres.