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Kite flying on Independence Day disrupts power supplies in several areas of Delhi

Power distribution companies on Saturday had a tough time dealing with cases of power tripping due to the festive kite flying across the city to celebrate Independence Day.

Published: 16th August 2020 09:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th August 2020 09:42 AM   |  A+A-

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(Image for representation) City police recently started monitoring the kite flyers using binoculars from highrise buildings in their jurisdiction. (Photo | EPS/Senbagapandiyan)

NEW DELHI: Power distribution companies on Saturday had a tough time dealing with cases of power tripping due to the festive kite flying across the city to celebrate Independence Day. A total of 24 kite flying-related trippings were reported from different areas by BSES discoms BYPL and BRPL, and Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL), discom spokespersons said.

“There were a total of 15 kite flying related trippings in BSES areas this year from different places including Najafgargh, Nangloi, R K Puram, areas near Siri Fort,’ Mukherjee Park, Karol Bagh and others,” said a BSES spokesperson. The electricity supply to affected areas, however, was restored within 15 minutes, he said. With a large number of people, indulging in kite flying on the day, nine cases of trippings were reported from TPDDL areas by 4.30 PM, a company spokesperson said.



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