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Kadapa: The 72-hour strike of the electricity employees affected not only power generation but also causing trouble to the people. As there is no one...

Kadapa: The 72-hour strike of the electricity employees affected not only power generation but also causing trouble to the people. As there is no one to repair the five units of Rayalaseema Thermal Power Project (RTPP) which were closed due to flood water stagnated in the coal plants, power generation of about 1,050 megawatts was stopped.
There is no power generation in RTPP since three days and the officials clarified that the power generation could be resumed only when the staff joins duties. They are removing water that got stagnated in the coal plant and power house with motors, they added. The removal of motors from the power house was stalled as the crane operators are also on strike, the officials said. The officials said that it will take two or three days to complete the work even if the staff joins duties.
Meanwhile, the agitations supporting the united State are continuing in Kadapa district on Friday. As per the call of APNGOs, employees JAC leaders laid a siege to the Central government offices and locked them after sending out the employees. Later, they staged a dharna at main Post Office, BSNL office and banks. The electricity employees JAC laid a siege to IOC and stopped the lorries transporting fuel.
The relay hunger strike of teachers, NGOs and lawyers was continuing at the court and Collectorate. The management and faculty of private engineering colleges staged a half – naked protest at Seven Roads Circle in Kadapa on Friday.
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