Heavy rain accompanied by strong gusts of wind crippled the electricity system of the entire city on Thursday. The claims of preparedness on the part of the department flew away. When the rain started, the power was cut and even after it was turned off, it kept coming and going.
Jagran Correspondent, Varanasi: Heavy rain accompanied by strong gusts of wind on Thursday crippled the electricity system of the entire city. The claims of preparedness on the part of the department flew away. When the rain started, the power was cut and even after it was turned off, it kept coming and going. People were inconvenienced due to power cuts in most areas. Supply was affected for more than two hours due to the blast at the sub-station feeder panel on Central Jail Road.
Earlier on Thursday morning, a 250 KVA transformer installed near Kamla Nagar in Daulatpur threw oil due to overheating. Due to this, there was no electricity throughout the day in Shakti Nagar, Sudama Nagar, Sankata Nagar Colony, Kamla Nagar. People said that they kept calling JE and SDO but no one picked up the phone. Power supply was restored by installing a trolley transformer at 5 pm. On the other hand, there was also a problem of low-voltage in many areas including Kashi Vidyapeeth.
Electricity will remain closed for two hours today around Beniyabagh
The 33 KV power wire passing in front of the main gate of Bhelupur Jalkal office will be underground on Friday. Due to this the power supply from Manduadih substation will be stopped. Urban Electricity Distribution Board’s superintendent engineer Anoop Saxena said that due to underground wire, the power supply in and around Beniabagh will be closed from 12 noon to 2 pm.
On the other hand, JE Kundan Singh, the Shaktipeeth of Sarnath, told that in order to prevent the trees from getting electrocuted in the rain, power shutdown will be taken in the part from Rangoli Garden to Havelia intersection, due to which the power supply from Akashvani and Mahabodhi transformers will be taken. Will be affected during work.