Published On:September 14 2019
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Coal India offers Rs. 50.32 crore for power line restoration in Odisha.

Coal India, which has a large presence in Odisha through one of its subsidiaries, Mahanadi Coalfields, has provided Rs. 50.32 crore to Odisha State Disaster Management Authority, for restoration of power lines in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Puri.

The fund will be used to restore three 220 KV and two 132 KV damaged power transmission lines and for restructuring of transmission lines damaged by Cyclone Fani at these three locations.

Odisha has been devastated by tropical cyclone Fani which was an extremely severe-cyclonic storm hitting Odisha on 3rd May 2019. A proposal amounting to Rs. 50.32 crore was sent by Odisha Power Transmission Company Ltd., the executing agency for restoration of these three lines and for ensuring full restoration of power supply to Puri, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and other command areas of Coal India Limited.

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