Discoms claim to be monsoon ready

By: | Published: June 25, 2016 12:35 AM

Days before monsoon strikes Delhi, major power distribution companies in the national capital today claimed that they are prepared to check incidents of moisture-related breakdowns through a series of measures.

MonsoonThe company also warned against power theft through hooking saying these “hooked on” wires, which are not insulated or properly fixed, can fall-off and cause grievous injury and fatalities. (Reuters)

Days before monsoon strikes Delhi, major power distribution companies in the national capital today claimed that they are prepared to check incidents of moisture-related breakdowns through a series of measures.

Power major BSES, which supplies electricity to around 70 per cent of Delhi, said its two discoms — BRPL and BYPL — have given a gap between the ground and the base of transformers in low-lying areas and have undertaken the task of pruning trees to prevent entangling of cables.

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The other measures include cleaning rooftops to avoid water logging that may lead to seepage and moisture and ensuring proper fencing around all plinth and pole-mounted transformers.

“We urge people to alert BSES in case somebody comes across fallen trees and branches on electricity wires due to rain or strong winds. This will enable us to take prompt corrective action,” an official statement said.

The company also warned against power theft through hooking saying these “hooked on” wires, which are not insulated or properly fixed, can fall-off and cause grievous injury and fatalities.

“Citizens and Resident Welfare Association’s are requested to immediately alert BSES by calling 39999707 (BRPL) and 39999808 (BYPL) or inform the Police for any electricity theft cases,” it said.

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