Dust storm causes huge damage to electrical power company in Kanpur, India
The gusty dust storm which hit the city at a speed of 75-100 km/hour speed on Thursday evening caused huge damage to the Kanpur electricity supply company. Harrisganj/Sujatganj feeder was damaged after a tree fell down on it and many electric poles and wires were also damaged. More than half of the city remained in dark because of technical snags.
The gravity of the storm could be ascertained from the fact that the power supply could be normalised in the city on Friday evening, 24 hours after the storm had hit the city.
Rudra Dutt Pandey, Kesco spokesperson informed that all the eight transmission centres, from where 33 KV feeders emanate, had to be shutdown as an preventive measure. Pandey claimed that except Harrisganj/Sujatganj feeders, all the other 33 KV feeders were switched on between 12 in midnight and 3 in morning.