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Power outage disrupts water supply in Dhaka airport for 7 hrs

Published : Monday, 22 July, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 227

Shahajalal International Airport experienced a seven hours of power disruption on Sunday afternoon that stopped water supply in the Airport area, causing serious suffering to the passengers.
"Power connection got partially disrupted around 8:30am as a power line was cut off during a drive against illegal electricity connections by Desco near Kawla Bazar rail track," Group Captain Mehbub, Director (security) of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport said.
However, power supply restored after seven hours of disruption, he said.
"All the lights and fans were operating...only air-conditioners went out of service due to the power outage. All the flight operations - both domestic and international ones - were normal," Mehbub said.
Meanwhile, Dhaka Electric Supply Company (Desco) Director (Operation) Nur Mohammad said that the electricity line at the airport was cut off during a repair work on a water line by the airport authorities.

"It's their internal problem... Desco is not responsible for this," the official added.

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