Discoms issue advisory to prevent electrocution

NEW DELHI: Power distribution companies on Tuesday issued an advisory for the residents of Delhi to avoid electrocution and related incidents this rainy season.

Discoms issue advisory to prevent electrocution

In the advisory, the BSES, which runs two of the three discoms in the city, has warned against power theft using hook lines, which it said, were potential hazards to human lives, especially during the rainy season as the ‘hooked on’ wires are not insulated or properly fixed.

“We request people to stay away from an electric pole or an electric installation, if it is surrounded by water,” a BSES spokesperson said. The discoms have also advised customers to caution children against playing near electricity installations, even if they are barricaded, in order to avoid electricity-related mishaps that usually increase during the season.

“Advise children not to play in parks that are waterlogged. We are undertaking works to minimise the accumulation of moisture in grids and panels. These include raising the foundation height of transformers in low-lying areas to safe levels, cleaning rooftops and trenches to avoid waterlogging, and pruning of trees, wherever feasible, to prevent entangling with overhead cables,” the discom said in a statement.

The discoms urged people to alert BSES in case they come across trees fallen on wires. NEWDELHI: Over 12,000 police personnel will be deployed across Delhi on June 21 as part of the security arrangements for International Yoga Day.

Tight security arrangements have been made at Nehru Park, Lal Quila, Lodhi Garden, Talkatora Garden, Dwarka, Rohini, Yamuna Sports Complex and Connaught Place.

The New Delhi Municipal Council too will organise the Delhi edition of the event at Connaught Place, its six radials and inner circles, roads along with three gardens — Lodhi Garden, Nehru Park, Talkatora Garden — and also at Children Park at India Gate.

More than 10,000 people are expected to gather at various venues to mark the day, adopted by the United Nations in 2014.

Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu, Delhi lieutenant governor Anil Baijal and chief minister Arvind Kejriwal will attend the events.

Additional forces have also been deployed.

The emergency response vehicles and the RAF (rapid action force) will remain on standby to deal with any untoward situation.

“We have called in forces from outside. Based on the intelligence inputs, we have deployed special teams on strategic locations. All robust security arrangements to make the International Yoga Day a success are in place,” special commissioner of police, operations, Dependra Pathak, said.

As advised by Delhi Police, entry and exit points at the Rajiv Chowk Metro station will be closed from 5.30 am till 8.30 am.

Volunteers from organisations like Patanjali Yoga Peetha, Art of Living, Maa Shakti, Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vidyalaya, Gayatri Pariwar, Moraji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY), personnel the Delhi Police, the NDMC, the CISF, the CRPF, the BSF, the ITBP, VVIPs and VIPs will perform yoga on the occasion.

The IGI airport will also organise various yoga sessions. TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS IN CONNAUGHT PLACE Restrictions on vehicular traffic and parking areas in Connaught Place’s Inner Circle have been ordered.

The Inner Circle, Middle Circle and the radial roads inside Outer Circle of Connaught Place were shut and barricaded on Tuesday afternoon with only pedestrians allowed to enter.

The area will remain closed for vehicular movement till 11.30 am on Wednesday.

The Delhi Traffic Police has advised motorists to keep away from Connaught Place and its adjoining routes until Wednesday afternoon in view of the Yoga Day activities.

Garima Bhatnagar, joint CP (Traffic), said that the entire inner and middle circles of CP as well as the radial roads within outer circle have been closed for vehicles from Monday evening to Wednesday morning.

But restrictions will be imposed even on the CP’s outer circle and the radial roads leading to this circle till from early Wednesday to at least 9 am.

“The restrictions on will be imposed depending on the situation. Motorists should try to avoid these routes mainly at the time of the dispersal of the crowd,” said Bhatnagar.

She said several green corridors to avoid discomfort for motorists have been made. Arrangements have also been made for access to the New Delhi railway station and for parking of vehicles for motorists visiting CP for Yoga Day activities.

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