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Telangana: Seemandhra electricity employees call off strike in view of cyclone threat

Hyderabad, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 10 October 2013, 02:51 PM

The Seemandhra electricity employees on Thursday called off their strike against the Union Cabinet’s decision of forming Telangana, reports said.

The strike was called off in view of the cyclone threat that added to the worries of the Andhra Pradesh government which faced calls for clamping ESMA to restore normalcy.

According to reports, the power supply will be restored on Thursday in 13 districts of Andhra Pradesh.

Earlier on Wednesday, Seemandhra got no respite from power blackouts for the fourth day while talks with striking government employees failed.

As the deadlock in talks including with employees of the power sector in coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions showed little sign of an early settlement, the Centre moved ahead in the process to carve out a separate Telangana state deciding to hold the first meeting of the GoM set up to look into the bifurcation of AP on Friday. The GoM was announced by the Union Cabinet on October 3.

According to the Met forecast, the depression that lay centred over north Andamans was expected to turn into a very severe cyclonic storm and cross north Andhra and Odisha coast between Kalingapatnam and Paradeep by the night of October 12 with a maximum sustained wind speed of 175-185 kmph.

(With PTI inputs)

First Published: Thursday, October 10, 2013 02:39 PM
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