Press Reporter News Service
Patiala/Chandigarh, Could 31
A thunderstorm hit the area for the second time in as many days on Monday, snapping energy traces in a number of components of Punjab.
Thundershowers and gusty winds snapped off energy traces in components of Fazilka, Muktsar Sahib, Bathina, Barnala, Moga, Sangrur, Patiala, Mansa, Ludhiana, Fatehgarh Sahib, and the adjoining areas, officers stated.
Electrical energy poles had been reportedly broken in lots of villages throughout districts in Punjab.
“Present energy load of complete Punjab is simply 3400MW. Which means that most of Punjab is going through a blackout. This low load in peak summer season is alarming. Often, 3000mw is the load throughout peak winter December and January,” a prime official from Punjab State Energy Company Restricted stated. “Our officers are working laborious within the area however attributable to high-velocity winds, our area workers is discovering it laborious to rectify the issue.”
Senior PSPCL officers stated later that energy had been restored in most cities in Punjab, and that its officers had been now working towards restoring provide traces to villages.
Till 9.15 pm, Chandigarh reported 4.6 mm rain and winds as much as 20-30 km per hour, officers on the regional workplace of the Indian Meteorological Division stated.
Rain and wind velocity might probably improve, the officers stated. Rain is on the Met division’s Chandigarh forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday.
Gusty winds took down bushes in a number of sectors of the town for the second day in a row. Officers from Chandigarh Municipal Company stated these would take a while to clear on condition that they already should clear those from yesterday.