Power restored in 99% areas in Himachal: HPSEBL

Gimachal Pradesh State Electricity Board Limited (HPSEBL) is close to restoring 100% power across the state following the disruption by heavy snowfall a few days ago.

“We have already restored the power in around 99 per cent areas and the remaining places will get the supply back by today or tomorrow,” said HPSEBL managing director Pankaj Dadwal.

Of the total of 35,000 distribution transformers in the state, over 2,700 were damaged by heavy snowfall and rain. The districts that endured the maximum damage include Shimla, Sirmaur, Lahaul Spiti, Mandi, Kullu and Chamba. “Several lines were broken and many poles were damaged. The total loss is approximately around Rs 10 crore,” Dadwal added.

Plan ready in advance to handle exigency

We had a plan ready to handle such exigency before the snowfall. We provided the equipment in advance to ensure the restoration work goes ahead in full steam. —Pankaj Dadwal, Managing director, Himachal pradesh state electricity board limited

Restoring power in far-flung areas, especially those covered in snow at high altitude, is a tough task.

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