15 May 2019
Puri: After 12 days of of Cyclone Fani, electricity supply was restored in a major grid of the city late on Tuesday night.
Power was supplied to the Balighat Grid late last night while the Sriram Nagar sub-station was electrified in the wee hours of Wednesday, according to Executive Engineer of the Central Electricity Supply Utility (CESU), Puri division, Siba Prasad Swain.
The Srikhetra Badadanda will also get its power supply today, the department stated. Subsequently, Kacheri, Atharanala, Charinala and Baliapanda areas of Puri will be given power supply in the day.
However, the individual consumers have to endure sans electricity for some more time.
On May 3, FANI made its landfall at Puri, devastating it beyond recognition. One of the most visited Hindu pilgrim destinations in India, which once flocked with tourists, now wears a deserted look in the aftermath of cyclone FANI.