January 10, 2019
Power Dept makes adequate arrangements for Gangasagar Mela
The Gangasagar Mela is an important event for many Hindus. This annual pilgrimage for lakhs of Hindus from across the country and even outside is a very important occasion for many.
Over the last few years, the Trinamool Congress Government has been setting up several facilities for the first time in the fair’s history. The fair has now become an occasion for tourists as well.
The Power Department has made all necessary arrangements in order to ensure uninterrupted power supply. Modernisation work was undertaken to increase the capacity of the 33/11 kV substation in Rudranagar.
The department will also ensure power supply to 54 points within the site of the fair and in adjoining areas. In the previous year, the department had supplied power to 40 points.
Underground cables have been laid between Kachuberia and Rudranagar to enable automated power supply through the diesel-generated (DG) system, if there is any problem in any area.
There will also be adequate power arrangements at Bangabasi Ground, adjacent to the Mohun Bagan Ground, for the pilgrims who congregate there before moving on to the jetties in Babughat.
Arrangements have also been made to ensure the security of the EHV (extra high voltage) substation in Kakdwip and to ensure that any extra demand for power is met effectively.3