Part of the communication and power cables in the Pamban road bridge, the main link between the mainland and this island town, were burnt in a fire Tuesday, police said.
An electrical short circuit caused the fire, they said.
Fire service units took one hour to douse the flames, police said.
Electricity workers were now working on repairing the damage, police said, adding it would take three days to
fully restore the communication and other cables.
The total damage was estimated to be Rs five lakh, police said.
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