Punjab: Storm plunges Mohali into darkness; PSPCL uncovered, say former councillors


The storm which hit Mohali and the adjoining areas on Sunday evening has uncovered the intense lack of preparations of Punjab State Energy Company Restricted (PSPCL) and left nearly after nearly your complete district with out energy provide, former councillors from the district stated.

Energy was not restored in lots of areas until the submitting of this report, with individuals even resorting maintain protests exterior the ability grids in some areas to voice their grievances. In lots of areas, water provide was additionally impacted, forcing individuals to return out of their houses and protest.

All the ability grids within the district turned non-functional on Saturday after a large storm swept by the world.

The officers of Punjab State Energy Company Restricted (PSPCL) stated that although many of the broken traces had been repaired by Sunday night, restore work was nonetheless in progress in some areas.

Tons of of timber had been uprooted within the district alongside the principle roads, leading to lengthy site visitors snarls on Sunday. The roads had been cleared by the afternoon. (Categorical Photograph by Kamleshwar Singh)

Former councillor PS Kahlon stated that there was no energy provide in lots of areas of the town. He added that some automobiles had been additionally broken in Part 10, after some timber fell on them because of the storm.

“There was no energy provide in lots of areas from 10pm on Saturday to round 8pm on Sunday. Folks began frantically making calls to me. We tried to contact the PSPCL helpline numbers however couldn’t get by,” Kahlon stated.

Part II councillor Jaspreet Kaur too stated that the world was with out energy for nearly 22 hours however they had been working with the PSPCL workers to revive provide.

The residents of Sambhalki village, in the meantime, held a protest inside the ability grid of their space after electrical energy provide within the village and adjoining areas was not restored by Sunday afternoon.

In Zirakpur, most areas remained with out energy, with residents pouring in complaints on PSPCL’s portal.

“Our calls and complaints registered on the PSPCL portal weren’t answered. We needed to spend your complete evening exterior our houses because the inverters of many individuals ran out,” former councillor Ashok Jha stated.

Former councillor Parminder Singh Sohana claimed that the storm had uncovered the preparations of PSPCL as your complete district had been affected. He added that the PSPCL’s greater authorities should take motion in opposition to officers in Mohali who didn’t reply to the calls made by individuals.

The Senior Engineer (SE) of PSPCL, Mohit Sood, instructed The Indian Categorical {that a} whole of 161 electrical poles had been broken because of the storm in Mohali, Zirakpur and Lalru space, resulting from which many of the district had plunged into darkness.

Sood added that the 220 kv grids had been additionally affected, resulting from which the mainline was impacted and resulted into lengthy energy cuts.

“The mainline was repaired and the ability was restored in many of the areas. Restore work is in progress at different affected traces,” he stated.

Covid-19 sufferers utilizing oxygen confronted issues

Many Covid-19 sufferers, who had been beneath dwelling isolation and utilizing oxygen, confronted issues resulting from teh sudden energy outage.

Former councillor Parminder Sohana stated that he acquired calls from some individuals in his space who instructed him that because of the energy outage, the sufferers had been dealing with issues, whereas questioning who would have taken the blame had one thing untoward occurred. He demanded that motion be taken in opposition to the senior officers of PSPCL.

Timber uprooted, site visitors hit

Tons of of timber had been uprooted within the district alongside the principle roads, leading to lengthy site visitors snarls on Sunday. The roads had been cleared by the afternoon.


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