Rains and electrical faults go hand in hand. Cases related to short circuit and electrical shocks become more common during monsoon. Keeping this view in mind, AOA of Signature Homes, a high-rise in Raj Nagar Extension, Ghaziabad, has come up with an idea to prevent its residents from suffering from electrical shocks. The AOA has started insulating all the electricity poles in the society with High-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipes.
The insulation work has already begun and soon all the 28 poles would be insulated, AOA officials said.
"This step has been taken as a preventive measure specially for children as they run and play in open areas of the society," said Monu Tyagi, President of Signature Homes' AOA.
â€œThe pipes with height over 6 feet will cover the electricity poles. At this height, even grown-ups will stay safe as no body will come in contact with the electricity poles," Tyagi added.
The idea to insulate the electricity poles came after AOA officials watched a viral video from a housing society in Bangalore where a small kid was electrocuted after he came in contact with an electricity pole while playing in the park.
"We would not want the same to happen with any of the children in my society, that is why, we decided to insulate all the poles, and HDPE pipes seemed the perfect insulator. It's safe, durable and vision delight also," Tyagi said.