New Delhi: While, National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd. (NTPC Limited) provided a manpower strength of 350 to Central Electricity Supply Utility of Odisha, Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) supplied parallel beam electric poles to restore electricity in areas devastated by Cyclone Fani.
A statement released by the public sector undertaking (PSU) said, “NTPC has taken a series of measures to provide relief in the cyclone-affected areas of Odisha, including early restoration of power and setting up of medical camps.”
“The power giant has provided manpower strength of 350 to the Central Electricity Supply Utility (CESU) of Odisha and 1,000 electric poles to quicken this restoration process,” it said.
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Steel Authority of India (SAIL)
The Ministry of Steel has directed SAIL to ensure all-out efforts to meet the requirements of cyclone-hit Odisha, SAIL said in a statement.
“SAIL is moving special-quality wide parallel beam (WPB-160) electric poles on the top-most priority basis to cyclone Fani-affected areas in Odisha. SAIL moved the first consignment of 500 electric poles to the disaster-affected areas, another 5,000 poles have already moved to the affected areas,” the PSU said.
The state-owned enterprise has promised to move a total of 15,000 such poles in a time-bound manner, it added.
Cyclone Fani was the most severe cyclonic storm since the super cyclone of 1999 that claimed 10,000 lives and caused widespread destruction in vast swathes of the state, according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Centre (JWTC).
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