175,000 without power in Sunamganj and Sylhet

The flood circumstance is consistently breaking down in Sylhet. With power substations and electric posts immersed, power supply has been cut. Around 175,000 power endorsers in Sylhet and Sunamganj are presently without power. This was affirmed to Prothom Alo Friday evening by concerned people of the power division.

In the mean time, with the water level on a consistent ascent, there are misgivings that the 132/33 KV framework substation in Kumargaon of Sylhet city will likewise be closed down. In that appearance, the whole Sylhet region will be without power.

Power Development Board (PDB) sources have expressed that with the power meters of homes going submerged, power supply has previously been closed down in suburbia of the city. Water has emerged in the South Surma power substation thus the whole South Surma upazila has been without power since Thursday.

The sources said, PDB has around 450,000 power supporters in the four areas of Sylhet. Currently 100,000 in Sylhet and 90,000 in Sunamganj are without power.

Head supervisors of Sylhet Palli Bidyut Samity 1 and 2, Dilip Chandra Chowdhury and Sanjib Kumar Roy, said that just about 2,500 people of the 413,000 endorsers under the samity’s Sylhet-1 region and something like 90,000 people of the 212,000 supporters of Sylhet 2, are without power.

Chief architect of PDB’s deals and appropriation division-2, Shams-e-Arefin, told Prothom Alo, power must be closed down in numerous areas because of the crumbling of the flood circumstance.
Concerned people of PDB have said, water has likewise entered the 132/33 KV network substation in Kumargaon of Sylhet city. The rising waters have nearly arrived at the control room. On the off chance that the water level increments and goes into the control room, power supply to the whole Sylhet area might need to be closed down.

The PDB boss designer in Sylhet, Mohammed Abdul Kadir, addressing Prothom Alo at 12:45 Friday evening, said downpours are proceeding. On the off chance that this go on for one more a few hours, there is dread that water might go into the control room. This will close down power in the whole Sylhet locale.