Fire at grid substation: Power restored in all areas of Sylhet after 55 hours

Electricity supply returned in all areas of Sylhet this evening, around 55 hours after most of Sylhet district and several parts of Sunamganj district were plunged into darkness due to a fire that broke out at the 132/33 KV substation in Sylhet’s Kumargaon on Tuesday morning.

The power supply in areas covered by Palli Bidyut were restored by Tuesday night, but it took till Wednesday evening for Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) to restore 70 percent of their connection, including Sylhet city and surroundings areas.

“Electricity in the remaining parts was restored this evening, but load shedding might occur more frequently as the key transformer at the substation has not yet been restored,” Md Juwel Rana, assistant engineer (sale and distribution) of BPDB in Sylhet said.

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