Two transformers at Hoodi blow up due to heavy rain in Bengaluru

Heavy spells of rain on Wednesday evening led to power cuts for a long duration in many areas of the city.

Published: 18th May 2017 05:23 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th May 2017 05:23 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: Heavy spells of rain on Wednesday evening led to power cuts for a long duration in many areas of the city.

A bike was damaged after a tree got uprooted and
fell on it due to heavy rain, near Commercial Street
on Wednesday | PUSHKAR V

The power cut was caused after two high voltage transformers blew up at the Hoodi dispatch centre.

The affected areas included Whitefield, Kadugodi, Hoskote, Ulsoor, Indiranagar, Frazer Town, Lingarajpuram, Magawara, Mahadevpura, Hebbal, Sanjaynagar, Malleswaram, Shanti Nagar, Wilson Garden, Vasant Nagar, Domlur, Chamrajpet and surrounding areas.

In a press release, Energy Minister  D K Shivakumar said, “Parts of Bengaluru city have been powerless since the evening due to ghastly (sic) winds and rain causing havoc and resulting in bursting of two high voltage transformers at Hoodi dispatch centre. Repair works are in progress on a war footing and (the situation) will be set right. Public who are suffering please bear with BESCOM.”

Through its twitter handle, BESCOM put out information of when the power supply would be restored in which area. The times ranged from 10.30 pm to 4.30 am.

The rain also uprooted two trees at Sultan Palya and Commercial Street, where a bike was damaged. In the city, high rainfall was recorded at Domlur (27 mm), Yelahanka (26.5 mm), HSR Layout (25 mm) and Hoysalanagar (25 mm).

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