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Darkness in Malkangiri after snag at Balimela hydro project

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OST Bureau
Malkangiri, Dec 11:

The entire Malkangiri district plunged into darkness following a technical snag in the Balimela hydropower unit on Tuesday evening. While the problem has persisted in the rest of the district for the last three days, power supply to Malakngiri town was completely snapped on Tuesday evening.

Efforts are on by the engineers to fix the problem, sources said. “We expect to restore power supply by Wednesday noon,” a source in the power unit said.

Malkangiri has suffered a major power outage after generation stopped in seven of the eight units at the Balimela hydro power project due to snags.