UT sectors go sans power for hours

CHANDIGARH:Heavy rain affected the power supply to many sectors today.

UT sectors go sans power for hours

An uprooted tree in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August  18   

Heavy  rain affected the power  supply to many sectors  today. The outage was caused by a snag that developed after branches of trees fell on electricity wires. 

The Electricity Department snapped the power supply to many areas as a precautionary measure to avoid any mishap while carrying out repair works. The affected areas included Sector 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25,  30, 31, 32, Burail, 37, 38, 39 and 40, and several villages. Residents of Sector 30  A went without power for  over 12 hours. Residents  said the power  supply  was disrupted  around midnight  yesterday and   was restored in this afternoon. The  power supply  was  affected at Panjab University,    Punjab  Engineering College  and the PGI  residential colony  for  hours.

The agony of residents increased with phone lines of complaint centers remaining busy throughout the day. Some of the areas where residents went without power for several hours  included  Mauli Jagran,  Dhanas and Daria.

Rakesh Kumar, a resident of Dadu Majra, said he was not able to get in touch with the complaint centre as the phone remained busy throughout the day.

An official said incessant rain made it difficult for them to restore the  supply. Over 200  complaints were filed at complaint centres of various sub-stations during the rain.


City gets 91 mm of rainfall, expect more

Chandigarh: The Met Department said light to moderate rain was expected to continue on Monday as well. According to Met officials, rain is likely over the next three days. However, it is more likely to rain on Monday. It will further bring the mercury down in the tricity. Chandigarh received 91.0 mm of rainfall on Sunday. TNS

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