Snake causes power cuts, short-circuit

ST Correspondent
Wednesday, 30 May 2018

In a surprising incident, a snake sneaked into a 22 kV sub-station feeder pillar which caused a short-circuit and power supply was snapped at Dhayari, DSK Vishwa and Nanded City. The power, which was restored after 5 hours, caused inconvenience to the residents on the first day of the week.

Pune: In a surprising incident, a snake sneaked into a 22 kV sub-station feeder pillar which caused a short-circuit and power supply was snapped at Dhayari, DSK Vishwa and Nanded City. The power, which was restored after 5 hours, caused inconvenience to the residents on the first day of the week. 

According to Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) the Parvati 22 kV sub-station supplies power to Khadakwasla sub-station through feeder 1 and 2. One of these feeders supplies electricity to DSK Vishwa. At 9.30 am on Monday, the supply from feeder 2 stopped due to short-circuit. Thus, the electric supply of both outgoing feeders of Khadakwasla sub-station was affected.

This resulted in power cut at DSK Vishwa, Kolewadi, Nanded City and some parts of Dhayari, affecting 12,000 residents. The residents suffered power cut for nearly five hours. 

The MSEDCL officials later found that a snake was totally burnt at the sub-station, causing the power cuts and burning of joints and cables. The MSEDCL  employees urgently repaired the joints and cables regularising the power supply.

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