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14 May 2019

Snigdha Chandan Das


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Bhubaneswar:                   Electricians in Bhubaneswar and Puri are working relentlessly to restore power supply in the two cities despite all odds.

The prevailing heatwave conditions have made worsened things for them. While there is a pressure from the authorities to complete the work fast, public frustration is also growing constantly.

"We have been deployed here from the past one week. Our priorities are set and we are focussing on restoring power supply in the area. Heat wave is tremondous but we cannot use that as an excuse," an electricity supervisor Sanjib Kumar Nayak said.

While the power supply is nearing normalcy in Bhubaneswar, a large number of electricians from different districts and neighbouring states are engaged in the work. "Personal safety is priority. Only if we are safe and sound the work can be accomplished effectively and in a time bound manner," Nayak added.

A large number of people from Odisha and many other states have been deployed. Accommodation and centralised kitchens are in place across the affected places.

"A proper arrangement of drinking water have been made. We have also asked them to keep stock of drinking water bottles at work The Central Electricity Supply Utility authorities have been asked to keep a close watch on the health of the workers engaged in restoration works," Information and Public Relations Department Secretary, Sanjay Singh said.

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Sanjib Kumar Nayak, Electrical Supervisor

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Sanjay Singh, Secretary, I & PR Department, Odisha