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CESC inaugurates 5th command station at Bally

Kolkata: The Calcutta Electric Supply Corporation on Wednesday inaugurated its 5th command station at Bally on the west bank of the river Hooghly to reduce the movement time of engineers while restoring power supply in case of a fault in Howrah and Serampore areas.

The new command station that has come up at Bally Distribution Station is supposed to keep a 24x7 watch on the fast-growing Howrah, and Serampore (including Uttarpara)

areas. The number of CESC consumers in these areas

exceeds 3.5 lakhs and more power connections are expected, a press statement issued by the CESC said.

It may be mentioned here that till recently, CESC was serving its 3.5 million customers through four command stations located at BBD Bag, BT Road, Jadavpur and Barisha respectively.

Avijit Ghosh, CESC Vice President, distribution services, said: "We are taking all the necessary steps to attend the problems and the disruptions in the power supply at the quickest possible time and to reduce restoration time. This is the first time that a CESC Command Station has been located on the west bank and we do hope

that it will significantly improve the quality of CESC service to an important part of our licensed area."

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