TPCODL is prepared for exigencies due to cyclone Sitrang
~For emergency call the 24x7 call center number 1912 / 18003457122~
Bhubaneswar, 22nd October 2022: TP Central Odisha Distribution Ltd. (TPCODL) is prepared to manage all exigencies that may occur due to the expected heavy rainfall in coastal districts induced by probable cyclonic storm ‘Sitrang’. The company has a strategic Business Continuity and Disaster Management Plan (BCDMP) in place for dealing with all situations.
TPCODL’s BCDMP includes categories of disasters based on the severity along with a corresponding action plan. A Disaster Management Structure is set up to receive alerts, examine them, send pre disaster alerts and systematically devise mechanism for invoking and revoking BCDMP.
TPCODL is ready to respond to any contingencies and is all set to address customer’s requirement for power supply. The company has formed dedicated teams to ensure 24x7power supply to oxygen plants. Dedicated quick response teams have been strategically placed at various locations across the licensed areas. One can call at 24x7 call centre toll free numbers 1912 / 18003457122 or can register in TPCODL MITRA App or website for any emergency service.
As a safety measure, TPCODL requests everyone in the affected areas not to do the following:
· Do not touch any wires or plumbing inside a building during lightning strikes as telephone lines/metal pipes can conduct electricity
· Do not take shelter beneath tree/any temporary structure in case of heavy wind, thunderstorm and downpour
· Do not touch any Electrical installations with wet hands or without using hand gloves, safety shoes or insulated platform
· Do not allow children to play near storm drains after rainfall
The company has also carried out all the preventive maintenance of equipment at both distribution as well as consumer sub-stations. Dedicated teams have been strategically placed at various nodes of the city to cater to any emergency. Adequate stock of essential spare parts, tools and equipment including transformers, switchgears, etc. has been ensured to minimize the restoration time towards power interruptions. Special teams will be operative for making the power supply to hospitals and oxygen plants.
“We are keeping a close watch on the entire situation and latest developments. The teams are working to ensure uninterrupted power supply along with immediate restoration work wherever needed. We request the people to follow necessary safety measures, guidelines and reach out to us in case of emergencies,”said Mr M. Shenbagam, CEO, TPCODL.