This week after an eight-year-old boy Nishanth from Malkajgiri suffered severe burns due to coming in contact with an unfenced power transformer, many others in Hyderabad raised complaints about the issue of dangling live wires, rickety poles, and unfenced power transformers in their areas. On Monday the power utility officials, addressing these issues, claimed that on an immediate basis, they are going to start a massive drive to build fences around the transformers. The transformer’s height will be raised, 12 feet from the ground in places where fencing can’t be done.
Many residents have raised an alarm claiming that naked wires and transformers installed close to the ground level are posing a serious threat to the lives of the people in the city. For instance, one such transformer is located in Indra Reddy Allwyn Colony adjacent to the park which needs immediate attention.
One of the Kondapur's residents claims that an electricity pole is in poor condition in his area with wires lying very close to the ground. Speaking to the media, a power department official said their team is going to undertake a massive drive on an urgent basis to fence all the transformers in the city in three divisions, Paradise, Malkajgiri, and Kukatpally area.
On the other hand, the officials also blamed the residents for these unfortunate incidents because even if they are fenced, children climb up the transformers. People in the locality should behave responsibly and prevent children from playing near transformers.