Power department blames horticulture for green belt fire

by Paul Joseph on May 12, 2013 · 0 comments

After HT reported a fire incident along Devi Lal Park in Sector 22 due to burning of leaves on May 5, the Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Limited (HVPNL) officials say frequent sparking in high-tension lines was the reason behind the incident. The agency, however, blamed the Haryana Urban Development Authority’s horticulture department, saying the fire could have been avoided if dry leaves were cleaned in the area regularly. “Leaves and garbage close to the high-tension line caught fire and it subsequently spread to two other lines next to it,” said a senior HVPNL official. An HVPNL official said such incidents are not unusual because green belts have ample amount of

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