In Gujarat’s Jamnagar district, cyclone Biparjoy’s powerful winds and rain have resulted in a power outage. Teams from PGVCL (Paschim Gujarat Vij Company Limited) are working hard on Friday to fix the problem.119 PGVCL teams are now functioning in the Jamnagar district. 958 feeders, 1255 electric poles, and 40 TC (Current Transformers) have all been damaged in the district as a result of the severe winds.
LK Parmar, PGVCL Superintendent Engineer for Jamnagar pocket informed that more than 1200 electric poles fell in Jamnagar and more than 2700 poles have fallen in Devbhumi Dwarka. Currently, Devbhumi Dwarka is in a complete blackout.
Out of the damaged property, 414 feeders, 221 electric poles and one TC were made operational immediately. The power supply was restored in 367 villages of Jamnagar district. The one current transformer that was made functional promptly was located in Kalavad taluka of Jamnagar.
NDRF reports showed that at least 23 people had been injured and 24 animal lives were lost as an impact of the landfall. Two people were killed before the landfall, and no human deaths have been reported thereafter.
To prevent any risk to life, the power supply has been put on hold in 226 villages. PGVCL teams are working at other places where power has been disrupted. In places where the power supply has been disrupted, operations have been started on a war footing by 119 teams of PGVCL.Fortunately, no death has been reported so far in Jamnagar due to the Biparjoy cyclone. Six people have received minor injuries and three kutcha houses have been damaged. Around 1,230 electric poles have been damaged and 164 trees have fallen. The Gujarat CM ordered the District Collectors of affected areas to conduct surveys to assess the damage in their districts.