Andhra govt to form panel over power restoration during calamities

Andhra Pradesh Government on Monday decided to constitute a technical committee to study the possible ways for restoring power connectivity in shortest period during natural calamities.

 Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Government on Monday decided to constitute a technical committee to study the possible ways for restoring power connectivity in shortest period during natural calamities.

"The decision was taken keeping in view of the severe constraints and damages faced by the power sector due to recent 'Hudhud' cyclone," a press release from the Government said.

Ajay Jain, Secretary, Energy, AP said the committee would suggest new technologies, inventions, which are needed for meeting the emergency requirements during cyclones and other natural calamities within two-three days as desired by the Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, it said.

"The Committee shall study, deliberate and advice the State Government on the steps to be taken up to restore the power system within lowest possible time in the event of natural disasters such as cyclones, tsumani, earthquakes etc," it said.

The committee shall submit a report to the Government within a period of 15 days with a comprehensive action plan along with a manual for ready reference during emergencies, it added.

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