By Bizodisha Bureau, September 13, 2019: Coal India has donated Rs 50.32 crore to Odisha State Disaster Management Authority, for restoration of power lines in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Puri.

The Government of India owned Company has a large presence in Odisha through one of its subsidiaries, Mahanadi Coalfields.

The fund is allocated to restore three 220 KV and two 132 KV damaged power transmission lines and for restructuring of transmission lines damaged by Cyclone Fani at these three locations.

An extremely severe-cyclonic storm hit Odisha on May 3 last devastating coastal districts. Odisha Power Transmission Company Ltd, the executing agency for restoration of these three lines and for ensuring full restoration of power supply to Puri, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and other command areas of Coal India Limited had sought Rs 50.32 crore for restoration of damaged transmission lines.

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