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WB govt to double power supply to Sagar Island for annual fair

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

The has decided to double the power supply to Island in the district for the next few days in view of the annual Ganga Mela, which began today.

A at the said power supply to the Island will be increased from 8.9 million units (MU) to 16 MU per day.

"This has been decided keeping in mind the interests of millions of people visiting the We will be supplying 16 MU every day for the next few days," the told today.

Lakhs of Hindu pilgrims gather at the Sagar Island every year during Makar Sankranti to take a dip at the confluence of the Ganga and and offer prayers at Kapil Muni Ashram.

"We want to make power cuts a history. Doubling the load capacity will assist in a smooth power situation during the Mela," he said.

Six power generators have also been set up at the venue to address any emergency situation, the said.

"At least 10 centres have been set up at the Sagar Mela ground to monitor the entire situation. These officials will also look into any complaints regarding power supply," he said.

Of the 300 power department officials assigned on duty at the fair, 50 will be stationed at these centres, The department has also refurbished the power distribution system at the Sagar Island, the official said.

"The electrical apparatuses, including the high and low-tension wires, have been repaired. The difference will be felt during the mela days," he added.

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 16:20 IST