Rain electric polls in Mango, power pangs irk residents
Jamshedpur, July 26 : Wednesday brought a sigh of relief for the people residing in the low lying areas of the city, as sky remained clear most parts of the city. However, experts opined that the rain God may play spoil sport in coming hours
Meanwhile, after rains residents in several parts of city and outskirts felt power pangs. Over 5 lakh residents in State owned JUVNL serviced areas in areas of Kadma, Parsudih, Birsanagar, Mango, Shastrinagar, Karandih, Kitadih and Baridih faced long power cuts since early morning after technical faults crept in various sub-stations.
Large parts of Mango especially in Sankosai, Ulidih, Kapali, Azadnagar and Jawaharnagar were hit after after two poles carrying high tension wires (33 KV) from Manikui grid to Pardih Kalimandir sub-station (In Mango) were washed away near Kanderbera in Chandil sub-division of neighbouring Seraikela-Kharsawan district.
Rain has played spoiled sport as the electric poles were washed away due to huge gush of water in the Subernarekha river due to opening of radial gates from Chandil dam for the last few days. We cannot restore water supply till the water level recedes and the poles are erected again. We are trying to restore power as soon as possible in other areas, said K. K Verma, general manager JUVNL Singhbhum electricity supply area.
Meanwhile, Jamshedpur West MLA and state food and civil supplies minister Saryu Roy visited the flash flood affected areas of Mango which is also plagued with power crisis.
The 9th battalion of National Disaster Response Force (20 members) which reached from Ranchi late last night in city today inspected the low-lying areas vulnerable to flash flood on the banks of Subernarekha and Kharkai accompanied by senior administrative officials.
The NDRF team led by inspector Sooraj Kumar and accompanied by East Singhbhum deputy commissioner Amit Kumar, additional deputy commissioner Sunil Kumar and Dhalbhum SDO Prabhat Kumar visited low-lying areas of Mango, Shastrinagar and Bagbera.
We are studying the situation along with NDRF team at the low lying areas. The water level is receding and rains have also stopped but we will be keeping the NDRF team ready till the weather improves. We have also visited the relief centers and interacted with affected families, said deputy commissioner Amit Kumar.
Several affected families are taking shelter in the relief camps of the district administration as their houses have been inundated with the river water in several low lying areas.