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.
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.