An electric transformer is robbing the sleep of P & T Colony residents at Rethibowli. Its existence in very close distance to houses is posing a grave danger to people and property, it is being said.
The transformer installed on the pavements abuts the house of S.A. Jabbar and is being termed a wrong place for its existence by the colony welfare association, which is trying to shift it from its present location to a different safer place.
The process for pushing for its shift started after the transformer accidentally caught fire way back in the year 2008. “Huge flames erupted from the transformer, we ran away for our lives fearing the worst, there was a risk of fire spreading to adjoining houses, but timely intervention of the fire authorites prevented a mishap,” says S.A. Jabbar, a retired Govt. employee.
The authorities are neither adhering to the request nor are responding to letters, says Mr. Jabbar. “I am pursuing the matter on my own and through the P& T colony welfare association, but the officials are not positively responding,” he says.
In many letters addressed to the APCPDCL the colony welfare association also suggested an alternative place for shifting up the transformer but the authorities have not responded, say the locals residents. “The officials are demanding we pay some money to the APCPDCL to get the work done,” says Susheela Jabbar who is pursuing the matter along with his husband.