The BSES said there had been 44 incidents of trippings of
power supply lines on the last Independence Day due
kite-flying because the kites and the threads get entangled in
"Residents are advised not to fly kites near electricity
installations, including overhead cables and certainly not use
metal-coated manjhas," said a BSES spokesperson.
The glass-coated manjhas being a good conductor of
electricity leads to trippings and power supply disruption
besides electrocution, he said.
He said disruption of power supply is a punishable
offence and the person can be booked under the Electricity
and the Delhi Police Act.
New Delhi: Power discom BSES today asked
the people in the city to fly kites carefully on the
Independence day to guard against disrupting power supply.
First Published: Tuesday, August 10, 2010, 23:45