BHUBANESWAR, AUGUST 2, 2022
Tata Power Central Odisha Distribution Limited (TPCODL) has been felicitated by the Puri District Administration for ensuring a smooth and uninterrupted power supply during this year’s Rath Yatra in the pilgrim city.
Anticipating a sharp surge in power demand during the Rath Yatra in Puri, TPCODL had made elaborate arrangements to meet the load through three different Grids viz. Puri (132/33KV), Samuka (132/33KV) and Samagara (220/132/33KV) of OPTCL. TPCODL ensured reliable power supply in areas like Jagannath Temple, Gundicha Temple, Sea Beach Road, CT Road and DHH through 11KV Ring Main Units, Compact Substations (CSS) and LT feeder pillar boxes.
TPCODL deputed 500 additional staff and Business Associates for ensuring uninterrupted power supply during the Car Festival 2022. Besides, 30 officers from other divisions of TPCODL who had past experience of managing power supply during Rath Yatra, were deputed at Puri for better monitoring and seamless coordination throughout the festival.
During the Rath Yatra, TPCODL had set up a stall near the festival area and used it as a Fuse Call Centre for emergency work. The stall also showcased safety instructions for awareness of the general public and kids. A campaign on benefits associated with electricity bill payment through digital mode was activated at the stall for awareness and benefit of all consumers.
To address emergency medical situations in extremely crowded areas, two mobile health dispensary units of TPCODL were deputed at the Grand Road and sea beach. These dispensaries helped provide treatment to more than 300 people.
“Rath Yatra is not only an integrated part of Odia culture, but the sheer enormity of it makes it the State’s pride across the globe. We made sure that we put our best foot forward on this occasion. We will keep on taking such initiatives to deliver the best service to our customers and to the people of Odisha,” said M. Shenbagam, Chief Executive Officer, TP Central Odisha Distribution Ltd.