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Full electricity supply to be restored in flood-hit areas

The State Government has managed to restore power supply to 2.73 lakh consumers affected during the floods in Kolhapur and Sangli so far, state Energy Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule has said. Connections to nearly 3.9 lakh consumers had been discontinued after floods in the region left thousands of transformers damaged. But efforts of the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) ensured 24 sub-stations in Kolhapur and 10 in Sangli were repaired by August 13, the minister said after holding a flood assessment meet.

Mr. Bawankule said 100% supply is likely to be restored by Friday morning. The credit for the commendable work goes to the MSEDCL, he said.

“The MSEDCL has followed government directives effectively and delivered results with sound planning. As many as 3,807 transformers have been repaired and supply has been restored to 2,73,817 consumers. Power to all irrigation pumps will be restored by end of today. With the help of 4,000 staff who have toiled round the clock, full supply would be restored soon,” the minister said.

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