BHUBANESWAR, JUNE 14, 2023
The dedicated ground staff, linemen and engineers, who have been tirelessly working day and night to restore the electricity supply network after severe nor’wester (Kalabaishakhi) spells, have received appreciation from the Energy Department of Odisha.
In a tweet shared by the official Twitter handle of the Odisha Energy Department on Wednesday, it was acknowledged that the frequency and intensity of nor’wester have caused significant damage to the power infrastructure.
The tweet stated, “Kalbaisakhis have become more frequent; more intense too, causing widespread damage to power infrastructure. These workers work day and night, sometimes under intense heatwave conditions to restore power supply. They deserve our #Respect.”
Earlier, Tata Power Central Odisha Distribution Ltd (TPCODL) had acknowledged the challenging conditions posed by the enhanced frequency of nor’wester and highlighted the unwavering commitment of its dedicated 7,700-plus ground staff, linemen and engineers. These individuals braved fallen trees, uprooted poles, entangled wires, and sunken roads to successfully restore power supply, even in the most remote areas.
An official from TPCODL emphasized that these unsung heroes deserve the utmost applause for their unwavering dedication.
Despite facing challenging working conditions, they followed all safety protocols to ensure reliable power supply, enabling the public to stay safe indoors.