Jijo Punnoose, E.B. Consumer numbers[protected] &[protected] .
#20 Palat Sankaran Road, Mahalingapuram, Chennai 34
During the previous rain spell moments after I drove my car through my driveway, a huge explosion occurred below the ground just in front of my gate. Flames rose to a height of my first floor and the inferno lasted for a long time. I consider it providence that mishap to my life didn't occur. During the time it took to repair that cable which went burst, the flats connected by it did without power. Apparently they were not unduly concerned so as to have the cable changed. But I was filled with alarm. I witnessed the shoddy job done. The burnt cable section of about six feet was cutout and replaced with a patch cable. It now amounted to an additional joint in this cable - over and above the dozens accumulated in the past decades.
The very same cable again burst yesterday evening after this season's first showers. With a fire that shot up 10 feet and road surface crackling and bursting for many minutes, the display was more ferocious than the previous.A visitor to my office had just removed her car from the vicinity when the explosion occurred. Yet, I now again see a 6 feet length of cable cut out by the shoddy repair gang and replaced by a patch cable. the same cable - with an additional joint now, would burst next. And with a lot of people coming to seek protection under my trees, this street now crowded with offices and garment processing outlets may not be spared from a tragedy the next time.
Respected sir/s, on account of this cable, this is a place waiting for an accident to happen. And I hope this letter of mine won't be cited as a failed warning after a mishap has occurred.