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Sonepat villages remain without electricity

Six electricity transformers, and 65 electricity poles were uprooted and damaged by heavy showers.

india Updated: May 24, 2006 12:05 IST

Atleast 26 villages falling under Ganaur sub-division in this district continued to remain without power for the past five days as power transmission lines were snapped and electricity poles uprooted by heavy showers and hailstorm that lashed the area four days ago.

The 33 KV power sub-stations at Larsauli and Kailana villages, linked with 132 KV gird power sub-station at Ganaur, had developed defects causing power supply in the villages to be disrupted, official sources said.

Sources added that atleast six electricity transformers, and 65 electricity poles were uprooted and damaged and power transmission lines were snapped at over 60 places on Saturday causing huge losses to the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN).

Additional staff and labourers of contractors have been pressed into service to repair the damaged power transmission lines and electricity poles.

Electrical appilances such as inverters, mobile phones, WLL phones, computers and fodder machines have come to a compete halt, causing inconvenience to villagers.

The drinking water supply system has been the worst-hit and water works of the Public health Department are lying idle on account of non-supply of power.

The PHD, it is stated, had no diesel generating sets and tankers for use in the absence of power supply. The residents have to fetch water from far away places to meet their requirement.

Sources close to the UHBVN, have said the power supply system to these villages will he restored by Wednesday.