NEW DELHI: Power distribution firms on Saturday had a difficult time managing instances of power failure on account of this merry kite flying round town on Independence Day.
A total of 31 kite flying-related trippings were reported from various regions by BSES discoms BYPL and BRPL, and Tata Power Delhi Distribution Restricted (TPDDL), discom spokespersons said.
“There have been a total of 15 kite flying-related trippings in BSES regions this season from other areas including Najafgargh, Nangloi, R K Puram, places around Siri Fort, Mukherjee Park, Karol Bagh and many others,” stated a BSES spokesperson.
The power supply to affected regions, but was revived inside 15 minutes,” he explained.
Having a high amount of individuals, particularly young kids partaking in kite flying the afternoon, nine instances of trippings were reported out of TPDDL regions by 4. 30 PM, a company spokesperson said.
How many instances of power tripping because of aluminum or aluminum powder-coated threads entangling in electricity transmission lines climbed to 22 by 7. 30 PM, he explained.
“One 33 KV grid, two 66/33 KV circuits and a single power transformer also triggered. All these 22 trippings changed energy distribution to about 5,600 consumers. Our crew is operating on a war footing to reestablish the supply in the first,” he explained.
The most affected regions are Narela, Bawana, Sant Nagar, Gulabi Bagh, Shastri Nagar, Mangeram Park, Hardev Park, Krishan Vihar, Vijay Vihar and industries 28 and 29 at Rohini, he explained.
The discoms had previously issued advisories urging people to not utilize metallic powder-coated kite strings (manjha) and prevent flying kites near electric installments, during Raksha Bandhan and Independence Day.
Last season, the folks were asked to be really careful on account of the continuing outbreak as an entanglement of metallic kite strings could disrupt power distribution to hospitals and other crucial services leading to annoyance to all,” stated the TPDDL spokesperson.
Based on quotes, tripping of a single 33/66 KV overhead line may interrupt electricity distribution to over 10,000 inhabitants of a region and tripping of one 11 KV line to over two,500 inhabitants, he explained.
Last season, there were approximately 12 cases of kite flying-related trappings in TPDDLT regions, he added.