Kite flying causing tripping of NTDC Transmission Network

ISLAMABAD: The spokesman of National Transmission and Dispatch Company Limited (NTDC) has said as many as 23 incidents of tripping at 500 kV and 220 kV transmission lines have been reported due to kite flying in Lahore and Faisalabad during last 6 months.

He said that the frequent tripping of the transmission lines resulted in substantial loss in terms of revenue, equipment damages of NTDC as well as lives of innocent people of the area, said a press release.

The spokesman said that seven incidents of tripping were reported at Lahore, whereas, 16 happenings of tripping were reported at Faisalabad.

The spokesman further said that the undue tripping of transmission lines have resulted in interruption of continuous power supply in populous areas causing unrest for the consumers at Lahore and Faisalabad along with substantial loss of revenue to the Company.

The spokesman feared that metallic thread being used for kite flying is posing serious threat to the NTDC installations worth millions of rupees. NTDC authorities have also taken up the matter with Deputy Commissioners of Lahore and Faisalabad for stringent action against the kite flyers and the people involved in the business of kite selling in order to stop the malicious practice, hampering smooth running of NTDC transmission network. – APP