Hyderabad: As trees are to be blamed for the cities power outages, say officials “There have been incidents where power supply was tripped after branches fell on power lines. The branches are very close to the lines and in most areas, they touch the lines at even a small gust of wind”, said J.Srinivasa Reddy.
According to the report, nearly 11000 hours of power outage was registered in 11 months between March 2014 and Feb 1,2015.There were black outs for more than 5200 hours in the entire TSSPDCL limits.
“They attend only when a breakdown is reported. A person has to travel at least 5 km to attend to the problems and if the problem is big, then it takes time to address it. Sometimes, we may have to change the HT wires or capacitors and our men have to come back and take the material back to the spot,” a senior official of TSSPCL said.
“If we are limited to technical work alone, we can concentrate on it and if the lines are checked regularly, like gangmen checking railway tracks, 70 per cent of problems can be rectified before their occur,” said linemen Mr Santosh Reddy and Mr Yadagiri