"Widespread use of metal-coated 'manja', which is a good conductor of electricity, poses great danger to not only the person flying the kite, but may also disrupt the electricity supply," a BSES spokesperson said.
"A social media campaign to sensitise consumers and children has been launched. Simple tips on precautions to be taken while kite flying are being disseminated through a short, three-minute-long film," the BSES spokesperson said.
According to estimates, tripping of just one 33/66 KV overhead line can disrupt power supply to over 10,000 houses in an area, he said.
Each year, there are several instances of power tripping due to kite flying, he added.
The TPDDL has also launched a mass sensitization drive across its distribution areas in north and north-west Delhi.
As part of the drive, it is distributing 10,000 specially-designed kites among children which carry safety guidelines and awareness messages about safe kite flying in the festive season.
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