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Heavy rains cause several trees to fall on power lines leaving city in the dark

According to the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL), the heavy rainfall which began on Friday afternoon damaged four distribution cables and 16 electric poles in Hadapsar causing grave inconvenience to the residents.

pune Updated: Sep 29, 2017 21:53 IST
Jui Dharwadkar
Due to heavy rains, at many places the branches of trees fell over the electric infrastructure damaging it and causing power outages in many areas.
Due to heavy rains, at many places the branches of trees fell over the electric infrastructure damaging it and causing power outages in many areas.(HT PHOTO)

Pune city on Friday received heavy rainfall and thunderstorms causing power outages in various areas of the city.

According to the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL), the heavy rainfall which began on Friday afternoon damaged four distribution cables and 16 electric poles in Hadapsar causing grave inconvenience to the residents. The damage of electric poles was caused mainly due to trees falling, the officials said.

“As the repair work of these damaged poles and cables could not be done immediately due to heavy rains, over 22,000 residents of Hadapsar and Solapur road faced power outages. Power was restored for 18,000 residents of Hadapsar by Friday evening,” said officials from the MSEDCL.

The officials added that apart from Hadapsar, areas like Shivajinagar, Rasta peth and parts of Pimpri also faced power outages on Friday.

“Due to heavy rains, at many places the branches of trees fell over the electric infrastructure damaging it and causing power outages in many areas. There were power outages of upto three hours in several areas,” officials said.

Lightning strikes top-floor room of bungalow

On Friday, panic spread among residents of Karve road after all the wooden furniture and electronic appliances in the top-floor room of a bungalow were gutted after lightning struck the room.

Parimal Lokhande, resident of the bungalow, said that the fire brigade was called in immediately. He further stated that there were no causalities and the structure of the bungalow was not damaged. On Friday, till 8.30 pm, Pune had received 1.3mm rainfall.