Karnataka to help AP restore power supply in cyclone hit areas

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Karnataka to help AP restore power supply in cyclone hit areas
Bangalore, Oct 13: Karnataka government has agreed to provide man power assistance to neighbouring Andhra Pradesh to restore electricity supply in cyclone Hudhud hit parts of that state.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu spoke to his counterpart in Karnataka Siddaramaiah and sought the state's assistance to restore normalcy in coastal Andhra Pradesh that bore the brunt of the cyclone yesterday, an official release said.

It said Naidu apprised the Chief Minister of the magnitude of the destruction the cyclone has caused to power supply in cyclone hit districts as electric poles and transformers have been damaged and sought assistance in restoring them.

Immediately responding to the request,Siddaramaiah agreed to send engineers and technical staff from Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation and other power supply companies to assist in restoration work, it added. 

PTI

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