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CESC says staff, mobile vans on standby for cyclone 'Fani'

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Power utility on Friday said it has deployed 200 mobile vans around the city to tackle any likely disruption caused by cyclonic storm 'Fani', which is headed to from neighbouring Odisha.

A said the mobile vans are fitted with dedicated radio communication sets, and are capable of promptly springing into action in the event of power supply failure.

Focus will also be on to drainage pumping stations to reduce water logging in and around the metropolis, he said.

"Teams comprising engineers, workmen and contractors are on stanby to respond to consumer requirements across 567 sq km of licensed area," the CESC said.

Company representatives will be present at the Kolkata Police Control Room and (KMC) control rooms, he added.

Cyclone 'Fani' rolled through Odisha earlier Friday, packing rain and windstorm that gusted up to 175 kmph, leaving at least three people dead, blowing away thatched houses, and swamping towns and villages.

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First Published: Fri, May 03 2019. 18:10 IST