Baripada, February 25 (LocalWire) Absence of fence around several transformers in Baripada, the district headquarters town of Mayurbhanj has put lives of people living near the area at risk.
The transformers located outside the boundary wall of Regional Diagnostic Centre(RDC) in front of Pandit Raghunath Murmur Government Medical College and Hospital and front of Ganesh Market do not have fences.
Similarly, a transformer at the bank of Hemsaghar Pokhari near Jagannath Temple also does not have a protection wall.
The residents have urged the local power distribution company to take steps to prevent any mishap.
Superintending Engineer (SE) Kshirod Behera told LocalWire the department has identified at least 29 places in the district which are vulnerable and requested the government to allocate funds to fix them.