Hanging live wires, exposed transformers across city, a major cause of concern for Guwahatians

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Guwahati:

Guwahatians tense about hanging live wires and exposed transformers

As the flood situation continues to remain grim in the state claiming lives of 11 till now, low hanging electrical wires and exposed transformers have become another cause of concern for the city residents.

A number of the city streets are reportedly seen with unfixed electrical wires hanging from trees and poles, even in congested localities. Locals have also alleged that the lids of the junction boxes of a majority of streetlights in some of the localities are missing.

People facing tough time facing live wires and expose transformers in the city

Every year during monsoon, areas in Guwahati like Rajgarh, Pubsarania, Lachit Lane, Anil Nagar, Lamb road, Ambari, Hatigaon, Dokhin gaon, Chatribari, BT College Road, Ghoramara Chariali, Tarun Nagar, Sree Nagar, Lakhimi Nagar, Harabala path, Rukminigaon, VIP Road, Lokhora, and below Ganeshguri flyover experience massive flash floods.

Last year, around 33 persons died due to electrocution in the state. As per reports, at least 410 people were killed in the state between 2010 and 2015 after being electrocuted accidentally.

Live wires and exposed transformers major problem during monsoon in Guwahati

Last year, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal had stated that the power department officials would be held responsible for any such fatal incident.

Recently, Kamrup Deputy Commissioner (M) Virendra Mittal in a meeting had spoken at length raising concern about the issue and had reportedly asked the concerned department to tale preventive measures but still, low hanging electrical wire were reported from different parts of the city.

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