Modern Electrical System Introduced in HC in just 39 days

Cuttack () The old and traditional electrical systems of Odisha High Court building have been replaced with more efficient and organized cabling system, which poses all fire safety measures. Chief Justice Dr. S. Muralidhar today inaugurated the Busbar Trunking (BBT) System.

The old electrical systems and wirings of High Court building were not only suboptimal and inefficient but also posed fire and safety hazard. The cable laying was haphazard and unsystematic. With a vision to streamline and organize the existing cabling system with a newer technology, a meeting was held under the chairmanship of Chief Justice on February 2 and it was decided to complete the work by March 14, 2021 before the physical court starts functioning.

Works Department took to lead to procurement and install the Busbar Trunking system, in a time span of just 33 days, which was a big task for the whole team. Howerver, due to continuous intervention of Registrar General, Commissioner-cum-Secretary, Works, EIC (Buildings) and other key officials, the material could be delivered at site by M/s Legrand on the night of March 11, 2021.

Considering the urgent nature of the work, Hon’ble High Court permitted for shutdown of whole electrical system from 11th to 14th March for installation of the new system and finally the system was charged on March 21. The whole process was completed in a time bound manner while observing the required safety protocols with zero causality.

Ashok Kumar Parija, Advocate General, Odisha, Senior Advocate, Jagabandhu Sahoo, President, Orissa High Court Bar Association, Dr. Kishan Kumar, Secretary, Works Department, the Engineer-in-Chief (Buildings), Government of Odisha and the Members of the Registry were present in the inaugural function through virtual mode.

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