Fire breaks out in power grid, Bhadrak plunges into darkness

Bhadrak: Power supply to Bhadrak and nearby areas was adversely affected after fire broke out during trial of a new grid at Barikpur here on Wednesday.

According to reports, the mishap is suspected to have been caused due to a ‘technical snag’ during trial operation of the newly built power grid.

The entire Bhadrak town and other nearby areas have plunged into darkness as power supply has been stopped in the region as a precautionary measure.

Bhadrak Collector and other senior officials have rushed to the spot while two fire tenders have been engaged to douse the flames.

Official sources said, the old power grid has not been affected in the fire mishap.