Task force to review AP power-transport crisis
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Last Updated: Monday, September 19, 2011, 18:34
Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh government on Monday constituted two high-level task force units to "review and find solutions" to power and transport crises caused by the indefinite strike by employees of Telangana region.

Principal Secretaries of Energy and Transport will head the task forces, according to a press release from the Chief Minister’s Office.

Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy at a high-level meeting with Deputy Chief Minister Damodara Rajanarasimha, Finance Minister Aanam Ramanarayana Reddy, Chief Secretary S V Prasad, Director General of Police V Dinesh Reddy and other top officials, asked the task force headed by Principal Secretary (Energy) to ensure power supply with "least disturbances."

The task force headed by Principal Secretary (Transport) has been asked to make alternative transport arrangements for commuters as employees of the State Road Transport Corporation too joined the indefinite strike today.

The Chief Minister said he would speak to Government of India as well as his Haryana counterpart for extra supply of coal and power to the state as the strike by employees of Singareni Collieries coal mines has badly hit supplies to thermal power plants.

With the National Thermal Power Corporation’s plant at Ramagundam virtually closing shop due to shortage of coal, the state is reeling under a power crisis forcing the power distribution companies to impose cuts in supply.

The Railways has been requested to increase the number of multi-modal transport system services in Hyderabad-Secunderabad twin cities as RTC city buses remained off the roads.


First Published: Monday, September 19, 2011, 18:34

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