Re­pairs on to curb power fail­ures

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - HT NAVI MUMBAI - Tas­neem Kausar ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times.com

VASHI: As res­i­dents await cool­ing show­ers, civic agen­cies are busy en­sur­ing that there are no un­to­ward in­ci­dents dur­ing the mon­soon. The Ma­ha­rash­tra State Elec­tric­ity Dis­tri­bu­tion Com­pany Ltd (MSEDCL) has kicked off pre-mon­soon main­te­nance work in the city to re­duce power fail­ures and pre­vent ac­ci­dents dur­ing the rains.

Com­mon in­ci­dents that take place dur­ing mon­soon are short cir­cuits, loose con­nec­tions, and in­ad­e­quate main­te­nance of con­nec­tions. MSEDCL ex­ec­u­tive en­gi­neer SD Sur­wade, who was trans­ferred to the Vashi di­vi­sion from Nashik re­cently, said, “The depart­ment has started earth­ing work for trans­form­ers, chang­ing cov­ers of DP boxes, strength­en­ing over­head sup­ply lines, trim­ming trees and check­ing oil lev­els in trans­form­ers. We are also mak­ing ef­forts to pre­vent short cir­cuits, and are re­pair­ing loose elec­tric con­nec­tions.”

Trees fall­ing on sup­ply lines lead to power dis­rup­tion in sev­eral parts of the city. Sur­wade said that prun­ing of trees and branches will be car­ried out be­fore the mon­soon. “We are do­ing our best to en­sure that res­i­dents do not face any prob­lem dur­ing the mon­soon.”

Sur­wade added: “At Shivaji chowk in Vashi, a new con­struc­tion is un­der­way and is likely to dam­age the un­der­ground wiring. I am try­ing to con­tact NMMC au­thor­i­ties to get it sorted be­fore the mon­soon.”

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