Residents were hampered by prolonged power outages across the district on Monday, as rain and storms gave way to sunny temperatures.
Trees and branches are blown off by high-speed winds and power cuts for up to 12 hours. .
Three 11 kV power poles were damaged and a power cut across the city, power officials said. Patrol teams comprising Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSEB) Chief Engineer Jaswir Singh, Deputy Chief Engineer (Ludhiana West) Raman Vashishtha, Sub-Divisional Officers and Executive Engineers – Complaint lines were buzzing.
Commenting on the cause of the power outage, Vashishtha said: “Heavy rains and storms have damaged three power poles and some parts of the power infrastructure. A sudden change in temperature after a few days of sunburn has caused errors in electrical wires in some places. Power has been restarted in populated areas after borrowing from neighboring feeders.
“We have been working to restore power since midnight, and in some places, electricity was restored immediately after the rain stopped. It will take some time to restore the power poles. Supply will be restored throughout Ludhiana soon, ”he said.
In the meantime, the residents were upset.
Ashima Sharma of BRS Nagar, e-Block, said, ‘There was no electricity in my house from 1 pm. The power was restored around 9:45 am, but the water motor was unable to function.
Another resident, Shefali Sharma, of Anandanagara, was late for work as there was no water or electricity in the morning.
About 20 power lines have been shut down in the area after the Executive Engineer, BRS Urban, and the heavy horns on the power lines. “The repair work was started immediately and the power supply was restored.”
Business owners have also corrected themselves due to power outages. Diwanshu, owner of Model Town Extension’s gym, complained to PSPCL officials but received no response. “The inverter’s battery in the gym is also depleted, but no one has come up with a solution, which has inconvenienced consumers. Finally the power supply resumed at 5pm.
A four-wheeler was also damaged when a branch fell on the vehicle at Haibowal, PSPCL staff said.