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In less than one week, 69 electric transformers damaged in JK

‘In less than one week, 69 electric transformers damaged in JK’



Among total damage, more than 83 percent of electric transformers have got damaged from Kashmir region only; KPDCL says overloading main reason for transformer damage


Riyaz Bhat


Srinagar, Dec 14 (KNO): In less than a week, at least 69 electric transformers in Jammu and Kashmir have got damaged mostly due to overload—plunging a number of areas into darkness.


Ironically, more than 83 percent of electric transformers have been damaged from Kashmir region only. 


According to the official figures accessed by the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), “Till Thursday evening, at least 69 electric transformers have been damaged in Jammu and Kashmir.”


Among the total damaged transformers, 57 are damaged in Kashmir areas and 12 in Jammu region respectively.


Meanwhile, Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Limited (KPDCL) on Thursday said that at least 63 transformers were damaged on Tuesday. The Corporation said that most of the transformers have got damaged due to overloading.


Taking to micro-blogging website X (formerly Twitter), KPDCL said “63 Transformers damaged on Tuesday, mostly due to overload; 57 repaired. 1010 inspections conducted and 743 disconnections affected by #KPDCL. 78 connections regularized.” (SIC)


According to the official figures, among the total damaged electric transformers, at least three transformers have got damaged in Jammu, two in Kishtwar, one in Ramban, two in Reasi, three in Rajouri and one in Poonch district respectively.


From the Kashmir region, the official figures reveal that central Kashmir’s Budgam and Srinagar districts were having the highest number of damaged electric transformers in the past one week.


It reveals Srinagar and Budgam districts are the most impacted areas wherein at least 28 electric transformers have got damaged in a span of less than one week.


The official figures reveal that at least 18 electric transformers have got damaged in Budgam, ten in Srinagar, three in Baramulla, two in Sopore, three in Handwara, two in Ganderbal, nine in Bandipora, five in Anantnag, eight in Kulgam, three in Pulwama and four electric transformers in Shopian district respectively.


According to the officials some of the main reasons for those damaged transformers include, overloading, oil leakage, damage to bush rod and repeat damage—(KNO)

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