For many more years Hyderabad has to suffer like this? :bash:]
Electric wires from the shops connected to the high tension wire snaps, resulting in short circuit
Four men got electrocuted while taking shelter under a tarpaulin tent of shops adjacent to Haj House in Nampally due to heavy downpour on Monday night.
The four victims, who worked for Gemini circus near Jubilee Bus Stand in Secunderabad for the past one month, hailed from Kandwa district of Madhya Pradesh. They came to Nampally to catch a train for their village.
As they got off a bus at Nampally, it started raining heavily.
The quartet, along with another friend, ran towards the shops at Haj House and stood under the tarpaulin tent covering some shops which caters for Haj pilgrims.
“Somehow, electric wires from the shops to the high tension wire got snapped resulting in short circuit. All the five suffered shock and serious burns,” Central zone DCP V.B. Kamalasan Reddy told The Hindu.
Four of the injured were rushed to Medwin hospital and another to Osmania General Hospital. Four of them died and were identified as Ramkesh, 17, Kausal, 18, Roopend, 20 and Sushil Kumar Yadav, 20. The injured Nagin was being treated at Medwin hospital.
Electricity department officials told the police that they were trying to ascertain how the wires got snapped. An eyewitness said one of the snapped wires fell in the puddle formed due to the downpour and the five suffered electric shock since they were standing close to it.
Deputy Chief Minister, Mohd Mahmood Ali, Hyderabad Mayor Majid Hussain, Charminar MLA Ahmed Pasha Quadri, Secunderabad MP Bandaru Dattatreya, BJP State President G. Kishan Reddy visited Medwin Hospital.
over 6 hrs of power cut in my area today, till yesterday it was for 4-5 hrs
^^ Not sure if they mean just city limits, there have been unscheduled power cuts 1.5-2hr+ in outskirts and RR dist. areas as since Tue temp. has risen to around 43!
^^ 21000 Cost of metro & airport combined. How can it be that much for laying just cables UG. They maybe referring to dedicated utility ducts to include all power/sewarage/water pipelines/comm. lines like in CP (Delhi). Atleast they can start with tourist areas, Old city, Secunderabad or other core areas
You aren't really asking a question, are you??
You sound rhetorical at the very least :sad2:.
Do you have any pics and a DPR(if available) for common utility ducts laid in Pune?
Guys! Update: These wires are supposedly for internet, I asked a worker and he said that. I asked a neighbour and he said it was reliance doing it..So it must be 4G cables isn't it??
Delhi CP service tunnel very expensive project completed couple of years back-1, 2, 3, 4
These service tunnels includes everything & will be too much to ask for as it will be very costly and diff. to execute. Utility ducts can do to include all cables/tele. and may require digging rarely.
Tender sure is excellent projects with ducts, cycle tracks, continuous sidewalks & landscaping. It can change the look of the street completely. But problem is after Phase-I lobbies have convinced the govt. to reduce the width, give more preference to private vehicles etc. Hope it is continued as it is and they dont give in.
8 months to lay underground cables in a stretch of 2.5 KMs ?!After being chosen for the first public Wi-Fi spots in the city, Hi-Tec City is all set to turn ‘wireless’ in the real sense. The numerous overhead electric wires and cables that are spotted in the IT corridor of Cyberabad will go missing in the coming few months. In its latest initiative, the Telangana State Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (TSIIC) will start works for underground cabling in Madhapur and Gachibowli as part of a pilot project.
The two stretches selected for the project, measuring a total of 2.5 km, are Raheja Mind Space to Inorbit Mall and Raheja Mind Space to Biodiversity Park. Costing about Rs.15 crore, the project is expected to be completed in the next eight months.
“This project will give a facelift to the area as the sight of the overhead wires is spoiling the ambience,” said E. Venkat Narsimha Reddy, vice-chairman and Managing Director, TSIIC.
The tender process is under way and multiple government departments will be involved in the initiative.
“Based on the result of the pilot project, similar work will be undertaken throughout the IT zone in the Cyberabad region. All the upcoming industrial parks will have a similar design with no overhead cables or wires,” he said.
The ducting will come up along the far end of either side of the road.
For this purpose, the earth would be dug up 2 ft in depth and 1.5 ft in width.
The electricity wires as well as communication cables would pass through the ducts and a pre-cast slab will be placed above the ducts. At various designated points, provision will be made to open the slab for repair or extension works. The underground cabling track could be used for pedestrian or cycling purpose, Mr. Reddy added.
Are power cuts only due to rains ? I heard unofficial cuts are back.