PUDUCHERRY: Puducherry is without power supply since last night except in some limited areas in the town.
According to Superintending Engineer V Madhivanan, most of the rural as well as urban parts of Puducherry was blacked out since the overhead cables that supplies electricity has been cut. Power remains disrupted in main shopping areas such as Nehru Street and Mission Street due to a cable fault.
At present, the department will leave the fault unattended and restore it only after the depression crosses the coast.
“We will open and check every distribution transformer both 22 KVA and 11KVA and the line before restoring power supply,“ said Madhivanan whose heading the department.
Madhivanan assured that both the man power and materials are on standby mode and that all the adequate stock of distribution transformers as well as posts, cables and other equipments and available.
Taking a cue from heavy damages caused by cyclone Thane, the department is pruning trees close to electricity lines to prevent damages to the cables.