Hyderabad: The losses to the power distribution system in the GHMC region due to rains and floods at Rs 2 crore is estimated by the Telangana State Southern Power Distribution Company Ltd (TSSPDCL).
On Monday, Chairman and Managing Director G Raghuma Reddy and other Directors of Discom visited several parts of the city and took stock of the situation and checked the status of repairs carried out by Hafiz Baba Nagar ‘s workers in the old city district.
Speaking later to the media, he said that during the rains and floods that followed, several electrical poles fell down and transformers were destroyed. With the support of 6000 employees, we have carried out repair work on 95 percent of the city. We are sure that by Monday night, we will restore power to all the affected areas,” he added.
He also proposed that apartment complex owners move metres in the cellars to the upper floors to save them from flooding. In case the owners of the complexes wish to switch the metres to higher floors, he assured them of assistance.
In the cellar sections, please do not touch the metres or power lines. In any cellar filled with rain water, we will immediately stop the supply of electricity,’ he said.
He said that during the deluge alone, 500 transformers were destroyed in the Musi command area. He announced that, with the aid of diesel generators, the Discom began pumping out flood water from all substations in low-lying areas of the city. (INN)