A team comprising six engineers and 80 workers are stationed at Raxual on Indo-Nepal border and waiting for the instruction to rush in to Nepal to extend assistance in restoring electricity condition ravaged by the high intensity earthquake, Energy Secretary Pratyaya Amrit said.

"Our team can move in as little time as one hour to Nepal as soon as they get the order," Amrit, who successfully accomplished electricity restoration work in different parts of Bihar after a storm and then an earthquake, said.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had yesterday commended the work of the power personnel in successfully restoring electricity in Purnea district which was badly hit by a tropical storm on April 21.

Amrit, also Chairman-cum-Managing Director of Bihar State Power (Holding) Company Limited, said the powermen took the task of restoring electricity in different parts of the state after storm and quake at war-footing and the department has decided to reward 20 Executive Engineers and a large number of Switch Board Operators.

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