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Thursday, August 3, 2017

It's Not easy to create Waves - AIR & DD staff face landslides, challenges to sustain services



Sinhgarh is the famous fort of Shivaji, where he lost his best lieutenant Tanaji, (Sinh – the Lion), A Tourist spot, Trekkers delight, around 37 km from Pune town. This also houses AIR and Doordarshan Transmitters too.

This may be Picnic for tourists but is a Routine exercise for our Engineers - 35 km by road, till base camp and then 1.5 km upwards on slippery steps and hill footpath. And when there is a land slide, on the forest road, like the one which occurred on 02.08.2017, the vehicle can not even reach the base camp..... 

Thus AIR and DD engineers at Pune are not merely technologists but they are Walkers, they are Trekkers, they are Porters, and of course they are silent contributors to the National Public Service Broadcaster.

And Imagine what happens, when a faulty equipment is to be brought down to workshop for repairs. Here is one such example - Don't mistake it as a Uttaranchal Victim on Stretcher, this is a Power Amplifier, heavy and wieldy, being carried down on shoulders, by the very engineers, who were working since morning. Please Imagine how thousands of liter of Diesel goes up? And how the diesel engine weighing 1000 kg and the big transmitter…?

How we can't be proud of them. Broadcast engineers at many other stations too are working under such challenging situations. Such details with photograph can be mailed to pbparivar@gmail.com for possible publication on PB Parivar Blog.

2 comments:

  1. proud of all my colleagues fromAIR Pune. Duties at Sinhgarh FM transmitter are always very challenging .Maybe all maintain the same work culture.

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  2. Mohan Singh, Retired Chief Engineer, AIRAugust 12, 2017 at 4:21 PM

    The staff of Prasar Bharati who perform difficult duties at Sinhgad deserve a pat on the back. I remember when I was a student in college, I along with a group of about 10 friends went trekking from a village Donje at the foot of Sinhgad hill to the top and back through a footpath passing through jungle. The year was 1971. Later I was told that the jungle is infested with panthers.At that time, DD transmitter, or FM were not existing at Sinhgad.Climbing even once was very tiring. Imagine how our staff manages to climb up with loads every day. Hats off to them.

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