PV Desk : There is virtually no initiative to remove the rubbish of the wires entangled in the electric poles in various roads and lanes of the city. Due to this garbage, earthing and short circuit accidents often happen.

It has been observed that the electric poles have become dangerous due to the weight of the wires of the internet and satellite cable operators. Accidents happen every day while working on those poles. Besides, the beauty of the city is also being ruined due to the waste of these wires.

Concerned people say that it is better if the work of taking the random power lines in the city under the ground is done quickly to free the city from the garbage of the wires. This underground line will ensure uninterrupted power supply. As well as reducing system losses will benefit the state and the people. The power connection will not be disrupted even in storms and rains.

According to the fire service, 85 percent of fire accidents are caused by electrical problems. Most of the fires in the city from 2018 to September 2020 were due to electrical disturbances.

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC)  in last year approved a project to take all power lines in Chattogram underground. The total cost of the project titled ‘Expansion and Strengthening of Power Transmission System in Chattogram Region’ has been estimated at Tk 1,356.06 crore. The project is expected to be implemented between July 2019 and June 2022.

Concerned people say that it is better if the work of taking the random power lines in the city under the ground is done quickly to free the city from the garbage of the wires. This underground line will ensure uninterrupted power supply. As well as reducing system losses will benefit the state and the people. The power connection will not be disrupted even in storms and rains.

According to the fire service, 75 percent of fire accidents are caused by electrical problems. Most of the fires in the city from 2016 to September 2020 were due to electrical disturbances.

Various areas of the city have been visited, wires are hanging on the electric poles. The picture is the same all over the city including New Market, Reazuddin Bazar, Agrabad, Chawkbazar, Muradpur, Bahaddarhat, Sholashahar Gate No. 2, Tiger Pass, Jamal Khan, Andarkilla. Though there have been incidents of his being torn to pieces at different times, the authorities are not moving. 7 million people in the city are at risk due to the irresponsibility of the service agencies. Source-banglanews

Edited By-SPT