Cyclone Vardah has left a trail of destructions in the city Chennai and its maximum impact can be seen on the power infrastructure as many areas on the outskirts of Chennai has been left in darkness as the cyclonic winds of Vardah uprooted electricity poles and also damaged the transformers.
Power Supply which had been disrupted since Monday has not been restored in maximum parts of the South & West Chennai till Late Wednesday night. The TANGEDCO has engaged more than 10.000 people on board to carry out the repair work effectively and efficiently but it looks like this massive task of restoring the city back to normalcy is progressing slowly.
Cyclone Vardah’s Severe Implications Can Be Seen In Southern Chennai.
And this is due to the delay in clearing the already uprooted trees which has surrounded the transformers and partly due to the snapping of electricity lines on the poles. The maintenance staff themselves complained about the shortage of electricity poles.
A senior official of TANGEDCO said that “power supply was restored in most of the parts of the city by Wednesday night , there were two major reasons for this delay , firstly the absence of power supply in the substations and the other is damage to the transformers along with shortage of electricity poles.”
But the southern part of Chennai was severely affected by Cyclone Vardah and is still struggling in the dark as the high tension power lines are not yet re – installed. Power supply was restored in areas like Pattabhiram , Avadi & Ambattur by Wednesday evening , but areas like Tiruninaravur and Menilichery were left in the dark. Similar cases has been seen in Madipakkam , Velachery , Medavakkam , Pallikaranai and Nanganallur.