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Voltage fluctuations damage 100 household appliances | Nashik News

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Nashik: A sudden power fluctuation damaged at least 100 appliances in Cidco’s Uttam Nagar area Wednesday morning. Appliances such as televisions, set-top boxes, audio systems, mixers, refrigerators, washing machines, computers and even photocopiers were damaged when a sudden high-voltage current passed through the power lines of the residential and commercial establishments in the area around 8:30 a.m. An MSEDCL official said senior power utility officials will make a decision on compensating citizens whose appliances were damaged.
“We were watching TV when it suddenly went off. At first I thought it was due to a power failure. But then there was a foul smell from a damaged LED bulb Many neighbors also started complaining that several appliances in the area had been damaged,” said Sanjay Patil, a resident of Uttam Nagar, adding that his LED TV cost around Rs 49,000.
Citizens said they waited about an hour before complaining to the power utility, but when officials failed to show up, angry locals gathered and gathered at the MSEDCL office near Sambhaji Stadium. . Uttam Nagar Corporal Ratnamala Rane said it was the third such incident in the last year and a half and had affected many people. “Previously, we were only looking for the response from the MSEDCL officers, but this time, since so many people were affected, we walked to the office. Most people came voluntarily,” Rane said.
About a year and a half ago, in Janeshwar Chowk, 57 televisions were damaged due to a similar case of power fluctuation. During the Dasara, 23 televisions and other electrical appliances were damaged due to a similar incident. “The MSEDCL will have to pay for the damaged goods this time. They cannot take us for granted,” said Snehalata Vaidya, another resident of Uttam Nagar.
The MSEDCL, meanwhile, said the sudden power surge was caused by worn wire insulation and the connection of two power cables. “A technical breakdown at one of the distribution points in Uttam Nagar resulted in a voltage fluctuation which damaged power facilities in the area. A panchanama is underway to ascertain the damage,” a senior MSEDCL official said. .
The MSEDCL called on people to put up electrical safeguards as mandated by the company. “Protection kits have become mandatory. Also, many people change settings or even circumvent safeguards,” another official said, adding that people should follow the rules. Asked about compensation, the official said: “There is no legal provision for compensation, but senior officials will decide.”