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BSES issues advisory ahead of monsoon

It advised customers to stay away from electrical installations like poles, sub stations, transformers, and streetlights, to get wiring in their respective premises checked

By: Express News Service | New Delhi |
July 9, 2021 1:05:12 am
Southwest monsoonIn the last one decade, the most delayed monsoon arrival over Delhi (when the normal onset date was June 29) was in 2012 when the onset was realised on July 7. Similar week-long delays from normal were reported in 2019 (July 5) and 2014 (July 3) over Delhi.

Alerting people to issues such as waterlogging, uprooting of trees and damage to electricity installations from falling branches that affect power supply in monsoons, BSES Thursday released safety guidelines.

It advised customers to stay away from electrical installations like poles, sub stations, transformers, and streetlights, to get wiring in their respective premises checked, to put-off the main switch in case of waterlogging or leakage in meter cabin, to install an ELCB to prevent shocks, and keep a tester handy to check faulty switches. It also asked people to report incidents of drawing power illegal by hooking on to mainline or electrical equipment.

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