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Power restored to Sylhet after 31 hours

November 19, 2020
Workers are trying to restore the power supply to Sylhet after repairing the transformers and electricity lines of the damaged 132/33KV sub-station beneath the Bangladesh Power Grid Firm at Kumargaon found in Sylhet sadar on Wednesday.

Power supply features been restored to Sylhet district partially almost 31 hours after a fire broke out in the 132/33KV sub-station of Bangladesh Vitality Grid at Kumargaon in Sylhet sadar upazila on Tuesday morning hours.

The energy supply was restored after 6:15pm on Wednesday partially, said Khandker Mokammel Hossain, additional chief engineer of Power Development Board (PDB) in Sylhet.

He said it had been possible to generate and distribute electricity to some vitality lines through quick providers. "Earlier, we'd to bring many devices from Dhaka, and a lot more than 150 officials and staff members worked round-the-clock to restore power in Sylhet and Sunamganj districts," he said. 

Folks of Sylhet and Sunamganj districts have expressed a sigh of relief following the restoration of power to the power lines.

The fire broke out at the 132/33KV power station in Sylhet sadar upazila around 11:00am, snapping the supply. Seven fire motors doused the flames after two time, explained Kobal Ali Sarkar, in-charge of Fire Service and Civil Defence in Sylhet.

Most elements of Sylhet and Sunamganj districts plunged into darkness at night after engineers didn't restore electricity supply from Kumargaon Vitality Plant.

In the meantime, persons in those areas suffered badly. Various took to the sociable mass media to vent their anger. Some encouraged others to store normal water, apprehending that the electric power supply is probably not restored soon.

Khandker Mokammel Hossain said that they suspected some transformers caught fire. "We're spending so much time to revive the supply. Nonetheless it is hard to say when we will be able to fix it," he said.

He as well said the power supply to Sylhet and Sunamganj depends on the power plant. "There is absolutely no alternative way to obtain power generation in this article," he said

A three-member probe committee was likewise formed to investigate the sources of the fire with Vitality Grid Business of Bangladesh (PGCB) Technology-2 chief engineer Saiful Islam as its brain.

Two engineers of the PDB and Rural Electrification Board (REB) are also inducted in to the committee. 

The committee members visited the afflicted sub-station and are investigating the complexities  of fire.

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