Thursday, February 2, 2023

Mango plunges into darkness as truck hits transmission line at Marine Drive

Jamshedpur : Several localities in Zakirnagar, Azadnagar, Subhas Colony, Moon City and the residential apartments plunged into darkness as an overloaded truck hit high tension transmission line on the Marine Drive.

Power supply in the entire Mango locality remained disrupted for several hours since the early morning today after the incident.

The incident took place when the overloaded truck on its way to the Marine Drive near the L&T ( Larsen and Toubro) yard hit the 33 KV transmission line of Jharkhand Urja Vikas Nigam Limited ( JUVNL).

The heavy vehicle after hitting the high tension cable sped towards Mango. Due to the impact of the mishap two overhead high tension lines which connect Mango sub-station with Gamharia power grid got snapped and fell into the near-by Subernarekha river.

Several other localities including Zakirnagar, Azadnagar, Subhas Colony, Moon City and the residential apartments on both sides of the National Highway-33 passing through Mango had to bear the brunt due to the dusruption in power supply.

General manager of JUVNL’s, A P Singh Singh confirmed the incident and said a private agency for the restoration work.

For some consumers, power failure also triggered water shortage. “Water could not be pumped to the overhead tanks. We were compelled to fetch water from Jusco taps in neighbouring localities,” said resident Anil Sharma
However, a senior official said that engineers had been pressed into service and normal supply was expected to be restored by late evening.

Notably, the Singhbhum electricity supply area generates a monthly revenue to the tune of Rs 30-35 crore against the power board’s total revenue earning of over Rs 100 crore.

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