Maharashtra electricity board reports ₹1.25 cr loss due to cyclone Nisarga

The cyclone destroyed several electricity poles and transformers in many areas and affected the power supply

The cyclone had made landfall near Alibaug in Raigad district on Wednesday afternoon. Photo: ANI/Twitter

The state-run Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (MSEDCL) on Saturday (June 6) pegged the losses incurred due to cyclone Nisarga at ₹1.25 crore across parts of Thane and neighbouring Palghar district.

The MSEDCL, also known as ‘Mahavitaran’ or ‘Maha Discom’, said in a statement that its Kalyan circle office bore the maximum brunt of the cyclone that flattened 168 power poles and destroyed eight transformers as well as power lines of 32-km length in the areas under it. The power supply in almost all the affected areas has been restored, it said.

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According to the statement, MSEDCL’s Kalyan circle comprises its Mandal offices in Kalyan, Vasai, and Palghar, which cover areas including Dombivli, Kalyan East and West, Ulhasnagar, Ambernath, Badlapur, Murbad, Shahapur, Titwala, rural parts of Thane district, Vasai, Virar, Wada, Nalasopara, Palghar, Jawhar, Mokhada, Vikramgad, and Boisar.

The cyclone destroyed several electricity poles and transformers in these areas and affected the power supply.

“As per the preliminary estimates, property worth around ₹1.25 crore has been damaged,” it said.

The cyclone had made landfall near Alibaug in Raigad district on Wednesday (June 3) afternoon.

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