December 19, 2018
Power Department making adequate arrangements for Gangasagar Mela
Gangasagar Mela in January is an important event in the calendar for Hindus. This annual pilgrimage for lakhs of Hindus from across the country and even outside is a very important occasion for many people. Over the last few years, the Trinamool Congress Government has been setting up several facilities for the first time in the mela’s history. The fair has now become an occasion for tourists as well.
The Power Department has been making all necessary arrangements in order to ensure uninterrupted power supply during the Gangasagar Mela. Modernisation work has been undertaken to increase the capacity of the 33/11 kV substation at Rudranagar.
The department has also decided to ensure power supply to 54 points within the Mela and its adjoining areas. In the previous year, the department had supplied power to 40 points.
Underground cables are being laid between Kachuberia and Rudranagar to enable automated power supply through the DG system if there is any problem in any area.
There will be adequate power arrangements at Bangabasi Ground adjacent to the Mohun Bagan Ground, so that the pilgrims do not face any inconvenience during their short stay in the area.
Arrangements would also be made to ensure the security of the EHV (extra high voltage) substation in Kakdwip, as well as meeting the extra demand for power.