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Dust storm cuts off power supply in India

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The city did not get uninterrupted power supply on Monday. Dust storm made the situation worse in several localities as power supply remained disrupted for more than two hours.
In Prag Narain road, there was no electricity for several hours as a huge tree fell on the transmission line and disrupted power supply. The supply could not be restored till late evening.
There were lots of similar complaints received on helplines set up by the Lucknow Electricity Supply Administration (LESA) from other localities of the city.
Supply to Sarojinagar, Sringarnagar and Alambagh was disrupted due to breakdown of two feeders. “Lots of complaints were received after 6pm,” said the staff.
A breakdown of 33kv line resulted in power failure in Malihabad. Complaints were also received from Balaghat.
In Hussainganj, there was no power supply for five hours due to maintenance work. In Kanpur road, sector-H, there was a shutdown to prune roadside trees. In Shruti Vihar, Indiranagar, power supply was disrupted as the feeder was kept on the road instead of being installed on double-poles.
In sector-14, Indiranagar, supply was disrupted for an hour due to maintenance work. Power disruption was also reported from Daliganj.

Dust storm causes huge damage to electrical power company in Kanpur, India

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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. 

Sudden dust storm disrupts power supply in most Lucknow areas, India

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Power supply in almost all localities of the city went off for almost two hours following a sudden dust storm. Areas which felt the impact most included the posh Dalibagh, Jopling Road, Rana Pratap Marg, Hazratganj, Ashok Marg, Gomtinagar, besides other parts of the city. According to power officials, the feeders were switched off as a precautionary measure after the dust storm. Power supply was restored at around 8pm after the storm had blown over, but till 9pm, localities getting electricity from overhead wires had no electricity.
Supply to various localities in New Cantonment, Telibagh and Rae Bareli road was affected for almost five hours after a eucalyptus tree fell on a 33KV line. Power supply to areas in the vicinity of Ambedkar University was also affected. It took power personnel almost two-and-half hours to remove the trunk and restore supply. Incidents of tree trunks falling on wires were reported from also Mahatma Gandhi Marg and Vidhan Sabha Marg.
Residents of Utratia protested against erratic power supply in the area’s sub-station on Thursday. They alleged that despite repeated reminders about overloading on the 630KVA transformer, power authorities did not taken any step to rectify the fault. Late Wednesday night, the transformer had caught fire, thereby disrupting electricity supply in the area. Power supply was restored eventually at 9am on Thursday.
Residents of LDA Colony, Sector-H, late Thursday night gheraoed the sub-station after power supply in the area was disrupted at around 6pm. According to eyewitnesses, police force was called in to control the angry protestors, who allegedly tried to enter the sub-station. In Vikasnagar area, local residents clashed with power officials.

Severe storm disrupts life in Pavagad taluk, India

Heavy rainfall accompanied by hailstorm and gusty winds brought normal life to a standstill in Pavagad taluk on Friday night. DH photo
Heavy rainfall accompanied by hailstorm and gusty winds brought normal life to a standstill in Pavagad taluk on Friday night.
Agricultural and horticultural crops have been destroyed and power supply was interrupted in several areas. 
The rainfall began in the evening and continued to pound the taluk till night. As many as 80 sheep were stranded in a stream when water gushed into the villages of K Rampura and Doddahalli.

At least 30 houses have been inundated in K Rampura.

Residents had a tough time in clearing the water that destroyed food grains, clothes and consumer goods. 
Papaya trees cultivated in 25 acres and flowering plants on five acres of land have been destroyed. 
Cotton plants cultivated on seven acres and musk melon on six acres have also destroyed.
Agricultural crops including ragi, groundnuts, onions, maize, have been damaged and several trees have been uprooted. 
Due to the impact of hailstorm, there are very little chances of them sprouting back to life. 
Power supply was interrupted following damages to several power lines and a transformer was burnt.

Heavy Snowfall Damages 600 Structures In Kashmir

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Nearly 600 structures, including dozens of residential houses, have been partially damaged due to the recent heavy snowfall in the Kashmir Valley, Jammu and  Kashmir government said on Thursday.

The government said power supply, which was affected due to the snowfall, had been restored to 60 per cent of the areas.  “Due to heavy snowfall, about 600 structures have been partially damaged in different parts of the Valley and the field functionaries have been instructed to submit the damage assessment report for early relief to the affected families,” a spokesman said after a high-level meeting chaired by Chief Secretary Mohammad Iqbal Khandey.

The meeting was convened on Wednesday to take stock of the situation arising out of heavy snowfall which paralysed normal life with all important services, including power and water, badly hit.

With regard to restoration of power, which was disrupted mainly due to felling of trees under the weight of snow, it was said at the meeting that 60 per cent of power supply had been restored in the Valley while 90 per cent restoration would be done by this evening and complete restoration by tomorrow, the spokesman said.

Emergency services to all hospitals with regard to power and water supply were restored on priority, the spokesman said.

At the meeting, Khandey expressed satisfaction over the restoration works being carried out and issued directions for complete restoration of power supply and ensuring better facilities in all health institutions of the Valley.

The spokesman said 75 dewatering pumps, 45 mobile pumps and 15 fire and emergency tenders were put in service to clear water from various inundated areas of the city.

Besides, snow was cleared from the compounds of various hospitals on priority to ensure hassle-free movement of people for medicare facilities. Later, the Chief Secretary visited various areas of the city, including Rainawari hospital to enquire about the facilities being made available to the patients and also interacted with them.

The government has ordered closure of all educational institutions, including government and private degree colleges till March 15.

“All government and private degree colleges and schools from primary to higher secondary level will remain closed till March 15, in view of heavy snowfall in Kashmir Valley,” the spokesman said, adding violation in this regard should be viewed seriously.