Bhubaneswar: Young ITI (Industrial Training Institutes) and Polytechnic students started going door-to-door today to ensure safe restoration of domestic power supply in Bhubaneswar. Odisha Government had earlier decided to dispatch teams of students to each house in order to verify household LT line connections and address issues related to service line.
These students not only checked the connection, but also helped in fixing electrical equipments. While some of them repaired mixer grinder in the houses, others checked the electricity link to water pumps. Their work brought a smile on several faces as consumers were able to go back to their normal lifestyle after restoration of power supply.
The ITI students have already covered 60 houses in two days. With a toolbox in their hands, they are spending at least 30 minutes in each house to ensure that there are no faulty connections. “The major problems are with main electric board, switches, lights, fans and plug points,” they said.
As there has been power outage in Bhubaneswar since last week, sudden restoration of electricity might cause voltage fluctuations and short-circuits in houses and other places with scattered service wires. Thus, around 500 Electrical, ITI and Diploma holders have been engaged at doorstep to sort out any such problems and expedite power restoration and ensure safety.
“These students are especially undergoing training in the trades of electrician and plumbing. They will be deployed in Puri as well,” informed Sanjay Singh, I&PR Secretary. The work will not only aid the restoration process but will also help the students learn tricks of the trade.
It is notable to mention here that such initiative had also been taken during Cyclone Phailin in Berhampur.