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Damaged powerlines to be repaired by next week

Power Grid Corporation on Wednesday said that damaged towers of transmission lines that carry electricity to the North East region would be restored by next week.
Towers had collapsed at two locations near Alipurdwar in West Bengal on 400 kV Binnaguri-Bongaigaon circuits due to heavy storm and inclement weather conditions on May 3. Power Grid said it expects to "restore this line by May 14 on permanent basis.
The NER grid continued to be connected with the ER grid by two numbers of 220 kV circuits between Birpara and Salakati. Power Grid is engaged in power transmission business with the mandate for planning, co-ordination, supervision and control over complete inter-state transmission system.

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