Power supply hit on JM and FC Roads

ST CORRESPONDENT
Tuesday, 24 April 2018

According to officials of Mahavitran, “About 1,500 electricity consumers out of 3,500 were provided power through alternate arrangements in a phased manner. But due to the increased demand for electricity,"

PUNE: Electricity supply on Jangli Maharaj Road, Deccan area and Fergusson College Road was disrupted after a fire broke out at the switching station of Deccan area. Due to this, two incoming and eight outgoing 11KV capacities stopped working on Monday from 2 pm. The electricity supply was partially resumed to around 1,500 consumers by 5 pm while the officials said that power supply would resume shortly as they would be working till midnight.

According to officials of Mahavitran, “About 1,500 electricity consumers out of 3,500 were provided power through alternate arrangements in a phased manner. But due to the increased demand for electricity, it was difficult to manage the load and thus the power supply could not be restored to the rest of the consumers through alternative arrangements.” The fire broke out at a switching station on BMCC Road in Deccan near Institute of Management Development and Research (IMDR) at 2 pm. The power supply to about 3,500 electricity consumers of Jangli Maharaj Road, Deccan, Apte Road and others was badly affected and faced power failure. The fire destroyed two incoming and eight outgoing 11 KV capacities. 

“According to the preliminary estimates, this fire at the switching station has resulted in a loss of about Rs 6 lakh to MSEDCL. The reason for the fire is not yet known,” said the official.

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