Avoid kite flying near electrical installations: MSEDCL

Published on Jan 11, 2023 11:41 PM IST

Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has urged people to be cautious of low-voltage power lines, feeder pillars and other electrical systems while flying a kite on the occasion of Makar Sankranti

MSEDCL has urged people to be cautious of low-voltage power lines, feeder pillars and other electrical systems while flying a kite on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. (HT PHOTO)
MSEDCL has urged people to be cautious of low-voltage power lines, feeder pillars and other electrical systems while flying a kite on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. (HT PHOTO)

Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has urged people to be cautious of low-voltage power lines, feeder pillars and other electrical systems while flying a kite on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. Threads frequently become entangled in power supply wires, resulting in potentially fatal accidents.

“There have been incidents where thread (Manja) got stuck on electric poles and especially children try to remove thread with the help of wooden or iron rod and there are chances of children getting electric shock. Even adults should take care of it while celebrating the holidays,” said an MSEDCL spokesperson.

“All Gujarati families enjoy this festival and we generally take kids to the park to fly kites,” said Devika Parekh, an event manager who lives in Sahakar Nagar.

“Flying kites from the terrace increases the likelihood of an accident. We ensure that none of us brings nylon manja (thread),” she said.

Further adding words of caution, an MSEDCL spokesperson said, “While flying kites, people should stay away from power distribution systems.”

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