CESC works overnight to restore power
Kolkata: Calcutta Electric Supply Corporation (CESC) that had set up a special cell on Monday to effectively meet the challenge of heavy rains accompanied by swirling winds blowing at 50-60 km per hour worked overnight to restore most of the faults.
Avijit Ghosh, vice-president, CESC Distribution Services said on Tuesday some of the areas marginally affected were Bally, Serampore, Parnasree and Haridevpur, largely due to falling of tree branches on overhead lines.
CESC response to repair calls began immediately and working throughout the night most of the faults have been restored "There has been no major outages and all the Municipal drainage pumping stations worked smoothly according to plans," Ghosh said.
CESC's own Disaster Management System was in place and worked day and night in close co-ordination with all allied agencies like Kolkata Municipal Corporation, Howrah Municipal Corporation and other municipalities and police.
Following the heavy rains, there was a noticeable fall in maximum demand, which came down to 1,416 MW around 6 pm on Monday. This is around 300 MW below the average demand.
While more than 6,000 CESC employees are on alert, the special CESC Disaster Management Cell will be keeping a watch till normalcy returns.