Storm-hit Ashuganj power grid back after 5 months

Bangladesh has restored the damaged Ashuganj-Sirajganj power grid and resumed supply in the line, five months after it collapsed during a nor’wester.

Supply resumed from the wee hours of today, returning operational capacity of several units of Ashuganj Power Plant and other local private plants.

Currently, 200KV is being supplied through the grid. After October 1, upto 300KV can be supplied through this line, our Brahmanbaria correspondent reports.

Managing director of Ashuganj Power Plant, Engr Sazzadur Rahman, said the generation capacity of the plant was curbed all this time, which has now been turned up to full volume.

Power supply to Sirajganj district and adjacent districts has been restored to normalcy following the restoration of the grid.

The grid collapsed on May 1, when two towers collapsed in Bhairab upazila’s Kalipur village during a severe storm. Now, the two towers have been repaired and grid reconnected.

Source: The Daily Star


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