Chandigarh: Last night’s storm in Punjab has caused huge destruction. While three deaths have occurred due to this, the government has suffered a loss of crores. Trees have been uprooted, but on the other hand, poles, transformers have also suffered heavy damage.
Three deaths due to storm
Two farmers and a migrant laborer died in the clash. According to the information, farmer Ajmer Singh resident Roodeke Kalan was sleeping in his yard. Due to the strong gust, the slab of the water tank built on the second floor of his house fell on him, due to which he died on the spot.
Apart from this, a migrant laborer, Suresh Kumar, died due to the jolt in Kahnake village. He was sleeping in the yard and due to a strong gust the canopy of the cattle shed fell on him and he also died on the spot.
In the village of Alipur Khalsa near Sherpur, a large part of a tree fell on a farmer who was sleeping on the farm shed due to a storm last night. information
According to Charanjit Singh, a farmer of village Alipur Khalsa, who was sleeping on the motor shed last night and when there was a storm at night, a branch of a tree standing nearby fell on him, due to which he died.
1000 transformers were damaged and 4000 electricity poles fell
Hundreds of transformers and power poles have been damaged due to the storm. Due to this, power supply was affected at night. People had to face problems due to interruption in power supply on Thursday as well. On Thursday, Powercom received about 93 thousand complaints. Till the time of writing, Powercom was engaged in repairing the lines. On the other hand, as the weather took a turn, the electricity demand during the day decreased to 2500 MW.
A heavy dusty storm came in Punjab late on Wednesday night around 12 o’clock. It also rained in many places. Transformers and power poles have been badly damaged in several districts. According to statistics, 1000 transformers were damaged and 4000 power poles fell in Patiala, Mohali, Sangrur, Barnala and Ropar districts. Due to this, Powercom has suffered a loss of Rs 11 crore.
On the other hand, 50 transformers have been damaged and 194 electric poles have fallen in Kapurthala, Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur and Nawanshahr districts. Power supply remained suspended in most areas. Due to which the people had to face a lot of trouble. Powercom has received 93 thousand complaints from across the state. Out of these, the highest number of 9800 complaints came from Ludhiana district alone.
After the storm and rain, people have got some relief from the heat. This is the reason why there has been a decrease of 2500 MW in the electricity demand in the state on Thursday as compared to Wednesday. While the highest electricity demand was recorded at 10200 MW on Wednesday, it was 7700 MW on Thursday.
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