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CycloneFani has left Odisha and is moving towards Bengal ; 200 mobile vans on standby to tackle power disruption in Kolkata

Power utility company, The Calcutta Electric Supply Corporation (CESC), on Friday said it has deployed 200 mobile vans around the city to tackle any likely disruption caused by cyclonic storm ‘Fani’, which is headed to West Bengal from neighbouring Odisha.

Focus will also be on the electricity supply to drainage pumping stations to reduce water logging in and around the metropolis, he said.

“Teams comprising engineers, workmen and contractors are on standby to respond to consumer requirements across 567 sq km of the licensed area,” the CESC spokesman said.

Company representatives will be present at the Kolkata Police Control Room and Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) control rooms, he added.

Cyclone ‘Fani’ rolled through Odisha earlier on Friday, packing rain and windstorm that gusted up to 175 kmph, leaving at least three people dead, blowing away thatched houses, and swamping towns and villages.

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