Cyclone Biparjoy: Restoration of power supply begins in Jamnagar Gujarat; 119 teams of PGVCL working

DN Bureau

Due to strong winds, 958 feeders, 1255 electric poles and 40 TC have been damaged in the district. Read further on Dynamite News:

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Jamnagar: Strong winds and rain from cyclone Biparjoy have caused a power failure in Gujarat's Jamnagar district. PGVCL (Paschim Gujarat Vij Company Limited) teams are in action mode on Friday to restore the issue.

Presently, 119 teams of PGVCL are working in the Jamnagar district. Due to strong winds, 958 feeders, 1255 electric poles and 40 TC (Current Transformers) have been damaged in the district.

LK Parmar, PGVCL Superintendent Engineer for Jamnagar pocket informed that more than 1200 electric poles fell in Jamnagar and more than 2700 poles have fallen in Devbhumi Dwarka. Currently, Devbhumi Dwarka is in a complete blackout.

"We have started an assessment to start the electricity line. 150 teams are working in Devbhumi Dwarka and Jamnagar," he added while said.

LK Parmar further informed that PGVCL has faced 8.32 crores of loss of property as per the assessment completed by 10 am on Friday.

To prevent any risk to life, the power supply has been put on hold in 226 villages. PGVCL teams are working at other places where power has been disrupted. In places where the power supply has been disrupted, operations have been started on a war footing by 119 teams of PGVCL.

"Cyclone Biparjoy has moved east-northeastwards and is centred 30 km from Bhuj in Gujarat. By evening, it will convert into a deep depression over Saurashtra and Kutch and adjoining areas with wind speed 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph", said IMD. (with Agency inputs)

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