Delhi: Rain leads to power outages in several parts | Latest News Delhi

With heavy rains and strong winds in Delhi on Monday morning, several areas of the city were experiencing power outages, as supply companies (discoms) cut off supply or prevented falling trees or branches. Overhead power lines and poles.

The Hindustan Times has spoken to several residents and found that Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL), BSES Capital Power Limited (BRPL) and BSES Yamuna Power Limited – all under three discoms – have been affected since Monday morning.

TPDDL, which supplies North Delhi, has said it has affected power supply in several parts of its jurisdiction, including heavy rain and thunderstorms. “Heavy rains and hurricane damage to the power grid and repeatedly caused tripping, interrupting supply in Narela, Bawana, Badli, Mangolpuri, Kirari, Shalimar Bagh, Keshav Puram and Moti urban areas. Our teams are working relentlessly to reduce impact and restore supply in a phased manner, ”a TPDDL spokesperson said.

“Dedicated teams and vehicles are strategically deployed at various locations to meet any emergency. In addition, adequate inventory of spare parts, equipment and equipment, including transformers, switchgear, etc., is guaranteed to reduce restoration time. Customers can call our 24×7 toll-free helpline number 19124 in case of any supply or safety-related emergency, the spokesperson added.

Officials at other disclaimers, who declined to be named, said the supply in the city was stalled because trees or branches fell on overhead power lines and poles.

“Damp and swinging branches also touch the overhead cables causing short circuit, sparking and shutdowns. Discoms make preventive shutdowns to ensure the safety of residents in these situations, especially in areas where water-logging is concerned. ”Said an official requesting anonymity.

Supply has been suspended in several other areas including Mustafabad, Motia Khan, Kundli, Najafgarh, Nangloi, Paschim Vihar, Mukherjee Nagar and Dwarka.

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast that thunderstorms will continue in the city, with a speed of 60-90 km / h.

DISCOM officials said simple precautions will help keep residents safe during heavy rain and strong winds and water-logging. He warned that people, especially children, should stay away from electrical installations such as poles, substations, transformers and streetlights.

Electricity officials advised that the main power of the house should be switched off and the circuit breakers installed wherever the water stops and means.

Residents should keep a “screwdriver” in their homes to check for leaks during wet electrical switches or walls. Resident welfare associations (RWAs) must ensure that the branches and plants near the power lines are cut, officials said.

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