CESC restores all electrical faults within two days of nor'wester
Kolkata: CESC has managed to repair all electrical faults within its jurisdiction by Thursday. Ever since the Nor'wester hit the city and its adjoining areas in the evening of April 17, the employees of the CESC acted promptly and worked on a war footing to control the situation.
CESC power supply was disrupted specially in areas where the city is served by overhead wires.
The city's underground cables remained largely unaffected. However, a number of cases were reported where lamp posts belonging to other agencies were also affected due to storm.
According to a senior official of CESC, after a long time, so many faults had taken place during the storm. In first 24 hours after the incident, CESC received altogether 36,000 telephone calls from different parts of the city and adjoining areas.
CESC had carried out repair works in Howrah's Belur area on Thursday morning.
Amongst the worst affected areas were Northern and Eastern parts of the city, including Patuli, Panchasayar, Survey Park, Lake Town, Bangur, Dum Dum, Kamarhati, Khardah, Sodepur, Howrah and Serampore.
According to the CESC spokesman: "Works were done on a day-and-night basis, which had enabled the agency to bring the situation under control within the next day. In most of the cases, the normalcy was restored within Wednesday afternoon.