250 low tension and high tension electricity poles in its network spread across 510 sq km. These Eucalyptus trees are a big hazard and when they fall on the power lines, they completely snap power supply,” Sinha said.
A stock taking by the discom revealed broken conductor lines at several locations, hundreds of broken LT/HT ABC at different locations, several damaged distribution transformers and broken guard wires, which hold the poles in place at various locations.
At present, the total transmission restoration from Delhi Transco is only 50 per cent because of the damage to towers. The power supply situation, however, has been normalised due to “immediate activation” of the discoms disaster management plan and “quick interconnections between grids and back feeding, and the PGCIL Emergency Restoration System (ERS) for early restoration of affected lines”.