Wednesday, August 5, 2015
It's enough to make an electrician scream
I've seen this sort of thing in person in some African cities, but never quite this bad! The Telegraph has published a photo essay about the illegally-strung electricity cables that festoon Old Delhi in India, posing a hazard to life and limb all over the city. Here are a few examples, scaled down in size to fit this blog.
There are many more images at the link. Truly frightening to look at . . . but amazingly, they go wrong relatively seldom. Some of those Hindu gods and goddesses must be working overtime!
(The same sort of problems exist with the water infrastructure. Read this lengthy and very detailed article to see what decades of incompetence, corruption and mismanagement have wrought.)