Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL), as a part of Guwahati beautification project, has been installing DTR fencing at several locations across the city.
The transformers and wires which were earlier unfenced and unprotected had caused several mishaps especially during the rainy season, but now with the fencings in place the public can be assured of safety when close to any transformer.
This effort by the department is worth applauding since this small step can save many lives.
More of such activity should be carried out across the city to ensure the safety of the general public.
Numerous cases of transformer and power-related accidents have been reported throughout the country.
In the central city of Assam as well, such cases occur more often than not, adding to the general public distress over the danger posed by high voltage electric transformers in the city.
With vulnerability and safety measures for the pedestrians and the general public in mind, the transformers in the city’s busy and flash flood-prone areas have been fenced off.
While reducing power mishap risks related to transformers, the installations of DTR fences around transformers have turned out to bring with it an extra boon in the form of adding to the city’s beautification with their neat and colourful structures.