Punjab State Power Corporation Limited
Public Relations Office
Press note, Patiala 10 April , 2019
Er.Baldev Singh Sran, CMD, Punjab State Power Corporation Limited has issued instructions to all chief engineers and field officers of distribution zones to ensure and take appropriate action to prevent incidents of fire during wheat harvesting season in Punjab.
In order to save the wheat crops from fire incidents due to electrical sparks. PSPCL has made special efforts in this direction, Er.N.K.Sharma Director distribution held meetings with field officers on day to day basis and also Er.Baldev Singh Sran CMD addressed meetings of all chief engineers operations zones on Dec 13,2108 and March 27,2019 for this purpose.
PSPCL has appealed to all farmers and general public that in case any electric line is sparking or likely to spark, the staff of PSPCL,JE/SDO may be informed immediately on the phone. Wherever the electrical wires are loose or low, consumers can register this information on PSPCL 24 hours Control room telephones nos. 9646106835 and 9646106836 or telephone number 1912 for electricity related complaints . All field officers have been instructed to ensure proper maintenance of all G.O. switches reported for sparking. The lose wires of HT / LT lines passing through the fields should be tightened, where the distance between electric poles are more, it should be set right by placing another intermediate pole. Instructions have been issued to ensure setting of proper gap of loose lines between two lines at crossings. Apart from this, loose jumpers of all transformers/poles should repaired. Besides this, farmers are also appealed that due to high temperature during 15 days of crop harvesting season enhance possibility of fire, power supply to the AP feeders will be provided during night as per requirement instead of day timings. PSPCL has requested farmers of the state to cooperate and take care of the power infrastructure while the harvesting with combines.
Issued by Dy.Secy./Public Relations, PSPCL, Patiala
Press Note 50 Dated April 10,2019