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Bharat Bandh: Power Ministry Puts Regional, State Control Room on High Alert to Ensure Round-the-clock Electricity Supply | Key Points

Bharat Bandh on 28, 29 March: The 2-day bandh is likely to affect banking, transportation, railways and power services on Monday and Tuesday.

Updated: March 28, 2022 9:50 AM IST

By News Desk | Edited by Surabhi Shaurya

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The supply is likely to be restored before 2 PM if work is completed.

Bharat Bandh: Amid calls for Bharat Bandh, the power ministry has advised the state-run utilities and other agencies to be on high alert and ensure round-the-clock electricity supply and stability of the national grid. For the unversed, a joint forum of central trade unions has called a two-day nationwide strike to protest against the government policies. The All India Bank Employees Association has announced its support for the strike. The 2-day bandh is likely to affect banking transportation, railways and power services on Monday and Tuesday.

Power Ministry’s Advisory to State-Run Utilities

  • All regional/state control room executives should be vigilant and on high alert.
  • All the power utilities shall take necessary measures to ensure the round-the-clock functioning of the electricity grid and the availability of all plants, transmission lines, and substations.

Measures to be Taken to Ensure Secure and Reliable Grid Operations

  • Shutdown activities planned during March 28-29 may be rescheduled to suitable future dates to the extent possible.
  • The ministry asked all concerned officials to ensure close supervision of their regional network/control area.
  • Manpower may be deployed at all critical sub-stations/power station 24X7 to handles any emergency situation, it asserted.
  • Power supply to those engaged in essential services such as hospitals, defence, and railways must be ensured, it added.
  • Set up a 24×7 control room for information dissemination and handling any kind of contingency.

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