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Power supply in city affected

Last Updated: Monday, August 1, 2011 - 12:25

Kolkata: Power situation in the metropolis and
its outskirts turned grave following a massive shortfall of
nearly 460 MW since morning.

Executive director of CESC Dilip Sen said that the
Budge Budge generation station of the utility tripped
following a fault in a machine leading to an outage of 250 MW.

He said that while WBSEDCL was to supply 250 MW from Kasba
sub-station, only 40 MW was being supplied.

Sen said the situation might improve late in the

Owing to the crisis, RG Kar Medical College and Hospital
in northern part of the city plunged into darkness due to
power cut.

Supply to the hospital was restored after a short while.


First Published: Monday, August 1, 2011 - 12:25

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