Port Blair, Feb 10: The Electricity Department today said that several cable television operators have tied their cable TV wires/cables to electricity poles illegally. “Knotting the cables to electricity poles unauthorisely / improperly, not only violating Indian Electricity Rules, but also compromising on safety and the danger to life on account of the haphazard pulling of wires over electric poles,” a press release said today.
The release further added that cable TV wires/cables are being tied on the electricity poles causing hindrance to our staff in carrying out the work on electric poles. Moreover, any accident can occur to the cable TV operators who are not authorized to climb the electric poles.
“All the persons/firms indulged in such type of illegal use of electric poles are hereby advised to remove all such boards, banners and cable T.V. (Cables) etc. with immediate effect; else any loss of life or appliances, equipment etc. will not be responsibility of Electricity Department. A legal action would also be initiated against the persons/firms found using the electric poles unathorisedly,” the release further said.