Every rain or thunderstorm outages can be to the extent of six to eight hours. Line & transformer insulation are so low that later when electricity is restored we have voltages like 90, 130 & 280 in three phases.
Chief Engineer should be answerable for such faults & removed from his post if they can't control their staff down below. They only like sitting in their AC offices dont bother checking reasons for outages & rectify once for all. To top up with all this is prevalent CORRUPTION all over.
Why do we have such high powered sodium vapour lamps when as good led street lights are available consuming less electricity. I have in my past 37 years in Faridabad have never seen transformers oil checked or dehydrated. Joints in lines are not water proof.
Give the department to private operator & see how losses are reduced due to short circuits/ leakage & thefts. New meters were supposed to be installed but I still see old meters in use at various places with new type WHY? If loads sanctioned & installed are checked discrepancies will come out in open.
Why can't India be like any other foreign country in these matters. Worst of all how many deaths occur due to short circuiting during monsoon. Value of life is missing with department. more