RAWALPINDI: With the gale round the corner, exposed electrical cords hanging from lampposts in streets as well as roads, specifically in narrow roads of the garrison city, are presenting risk to citizens.
A see to the city locations revealed that wires were hanging near to homes. At numerous points, exposed joints on lampposts can also trigger major occurrences in case of gusty winds as well as hefty rainfalls.
Dangling wires on highways are additionally a risk to vehicle drivers as well as passersby in case of a stormy weather. In most of the brand-new colonies, power wires are laid underground.
In the beginning of the new year, the Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB) had actually begun reconstruction of Adamjee Road and also asked the Islamabad Electric Supply Company (Iesco) to shift underground all cables hanging along the roadway however the last stopped working to do so.
In the slim roads of Dhoke Ratta, uncovered dangling cables positioned hazard to the homeowners. The locals required that Iesco and also the government need to organise the cords if laying them underground was not possible.
Mohammad Anwar, a resident of Dhoke Ratta, claimed some lampposts were set up really near to houses which threatened.
He said citizens had actually lodged complaints with Iesco to fix the posts and organise the hanging cables yet fruitless.
” Streets along Tauheedi Road are tainted by electrical poles as well as exposed live wires,” he claimed.
Naseer Raja, a homeowner of Tauheedi Roadway, claimed a lamppost was very close to his residence and the wires were loosely hanging near the wall surfaces. He claimed at some locations, transformers were additionally discovered. Sometimes triggers from the transformers have fallen on passersby.
Mohanpura is no various from Dhoke Ratta. The area ended up being a business center where most residences have currently been converted into godowns for City Saddar Road stores. The hanging cords if not properly arranged can trigger fire in the overloaded area.
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Shahmir Malik, a homeowner of Mohanpura, said trucks frequented the location to load and also dump products in the godowns and also hit the electric cords holding on the roadway, time leading to power blackouts.
He said during rain as well as winds, Iesco just closed down the power supply developing problems for the residents.
Nasir Gondal, a local of Nayya Mohallah, claimed a lot of exposed electricity cables were presenting threat to the locals as well as the worried authorities were waiting on a crash to occur.
He stated a donkey was electrocuted on Iqbal Road last month as it had nestled near 2 electricity posts. “We have actually quit youngsters from going out throughout rainfall,” he stated.
Despite repeated efforts, Iesco spokesperson Raja Asim can not be spoken to for comments.
Nevertheless, recently Iesco in a news release had specified that in the light of instructions provided by the Ministry of Power and Iesco Chief Executive Officer (Chief Executive Officer) Chaudhry Abdul Razzaq, high-voltage line passing over or near residences were being shifted to safer areas and Iesco was birthing all the expenditures for the security work.
It claimed 8,140 such factors had actually been identified by Iesco area developments and customers and also 7,447 harmful points were secured by Iesco procedures and also construction directorates at a price of Rs1,252,742 million.
Yet in the garrison city no activity has actually been seen till date.
When called, Subdivisional Officer (SDO) Asad Gondal informed Dawn that Iesco was functioning to identify the lampposts as well as hanging cables near homes.
” We change it right away on the request of the residents.”
He stated Iesco attempted its finest to provide far better services to the customers as well as organise all the messy cables. He said such work was mainly carried out in the winter season as well as the staying would certainly be done soon.