Power supply restored in V'nagar

 
Most of the trees which uprooted due to heavy rains accompanied with high velocity winds, brought down electricity poles with them, disrupting the power supply. The trees had brought down 180 electric poles in Vijayanagar area.

According to Deputy Conservator of Forests (DCF), South Division, BBMP, Puttaswamy, most of the 180 fully-fallen trees and 350 partially-fallen trees have been transported to the depots. Private contractors carried out the job for BBMP under the supervision of Forest Department officials.

“Altogether 150 poles have been set right and most of the roads in the area received power supply by evening,” he said. The remaining poles would be repaired by night and the power problem in the entire area would be solved, he added.

Auction

The trees would be stored in the godown and would be auctioned with a week or a fortnight, the DCF said.

Elaborating on the damage caused by the rains, the DCF said 40 full trees had fallen and 150 trees had partially fallen in the West Zone (Malleswaram, Rajarajeswari Nagar, Basaveshwara Nagar and Gandhi Nagar) while 100 trees had fallen in South Zone (Govindaraj Nagar and Vijayanagar).

As many as 30 trees and 45 fallen branches in the North Division (comprising Devanahalli zone, Byatarayanapura, East Zone and Mahadevapura) have also been removed, said DCF, North, Hubert. They have been shifted to a tin depot located near the Old Airport. A few electricity poles that had given way had been re-secured here.

 The duty officer at the Meteorological department said that mild showers were expected in the City during evenings and nights for the next couple of days.

Official repatriated

BBMP Conservator of Forests U N Hubert has been repatriated to the Forest Department. According to BBMP sources, Commissioner Bharatlal Meena relieved Hubert from the Palike after he was not satisfied with the latter’s job on the day when the city received heavy rains. It is said that the officer did not coordinate with the BBMP staff to clear the debris.

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