Fire at Srisailam powerplant, later clarified as mockdrill

Hyderabad: A mock drill was conducted at the Srisailam Left Bank hydro electric power plant on Wednesday.

Weeks after a ghastly fire accident at the hydro-electric power station of Srisailam left bank claimed nine lives, officials have conducted a mock drill to assess the preparedness of the staff viz-a-viz emergency situations like fire-accidents.

 The visuals of a fresh fire break out was part of the mock drill, the brief drill recorded on videos showed a series of explosions even as the power supply stopped to avert the further damage.

With this mock drill, officials have demonstrated a code of safety and are hopeful of  preventing casualties in future. This came amid preparations to resume its operation following the recent accident which claimed nine lives.

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However, soon after the mock drill visuals emerged, several regional media outlets carried reports stating that it was a fire accident. Putting an end to the unconfirmed reports,GENCO Chief Managing Director Prabhakar Rao clarified that the officials at Srisailam plant have carried out a mock drill to see the preparedness of the staff.

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