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Coronavirus | Tantransco prepares for blackout on April 5

Power transmission and distribution lines in Chennai. Photo: File

Power transmission and distribution lines in Chennai. Photo: File   | Photo Credit: B. Velankanni Raj

All engineers have been asked to be present in headquarters between 8 p.m. and 10.30 p.m, with sufficient manpower, to monitor and take necessary action to maintain proper voltage levels.

Anticipating a steep fall and subsequent rise in the lighting load on April 5 between 9 p.m and 9.09 p.m., when Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appealed to citizens to switch off lights, the Tamil Nadu Transmission Corporation (Tantransco) is gearing up to ensure proper voltage levels.

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The Prime Minister requested people to light lamps or candles at 9 p.m. on April 5 to show their solidarity in the fight against COVID-19. Following this, the Tantranso - operations/North/Chennai has issued a set of instructions pertaining to management of sub-stations and lines to its executive engineers.

All its engineers have been asked to be present in Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (Tangedco) headquarters between 8 p.m. and 10.30 p.m. with sufficient manpower. The staff have been instructed to monitor and take necessary action to maintain the correct voltage levels.

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