KSEB employees from Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram and Wayanad districts are part of the team.

400 strong Kerala Electricity Board team helps restore power to Gaja hit regions of TN
news Cyclone Gaja Friday, November 23, 2018 - 12:57

Kerala is rebuilding itself after the devastating impact of the deluge that hit the state in August, the worst that the state witnessed in a century. However, it has not forgotten the fact that neighbouring Tamil Nadu was one of the first states to extend maximum support during their difficult time. Now, as Tamil Nadu grapples with the after-effects of Cyclone Gaja, it is Kerala’s turn to help its neighbour.

As many as 400 employees of the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) are engaged in the work of restoring electricity supply in various parts of Tamil Nadu. They have been deployed primarily in the Thanjavur and Pudukottai districts. Thousands of electric posts and transformers have been damaged due to Cyclone Gaja.

“We are providing manpower assistance to the power department staff in Tamil Nadu to restore the power supply as it is the worst condition now. The efforts need to be continued for a few more days as the task is big,” an officer from KSEB told TNM.

“Around 400 employees from KSEB are involved in the restoration of power in various parts of Tamil Nadu that have been badly affected in the cyclonic storm. The employees are engaged in installing poles and in the reconstruction of electric lines in order to restore power in the calamity hit areas,” Ram Mahesh, Chief Public Relations Officer of KSEB said. He added, “Employees from Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram and Wayanad districts have been pressed into service in the Gaja affected regions of Tamil Nadu.”

It may be noted that the people of Tamil Nadu had extended overwhelming support for Kerala during the time of the recent floods. A lot of people, including cultural figures and film stars wholeheartedly contributed to the government Distress Relief Fund, apart from the Tamil Nadu government.

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