Wires hanging from poles are ugly and can still bring risks. Fortunately, the Rio de Janeiro’s city hall intends to put an end to this reality with Thread Hunting project. The task force, which was announced on Tuesday (25), aims to eliminate wires that are left loose, broken and fallen to the ground due to theft of cables or disorganization.
The action intends to give a solution to the mess caused by stolen or disordered cables. For this, Rioluz, the public company responsible for managing public lighting, will remove the fallen and broken wires agglomerated by the municipality’s poles. Which, let’s face it, is more than necessary, especially with the wave of cable theft that plagues our Marvelous City.
I take my neighborhood as an example. In addition to being without internet for almost 48 hours, in June, all the street poles were full of wires hanging after the robbery. But this is not always the reason, as there are operators who do not install the wiring correctly – I myself have seen a telephone cable stuck in a street transformer.
It still has the Optical Mending Boxes (CEO) that are replaced by a… PET bottle. Or even a plastic bag.
The initiative is not aimed only at operators. The City Hall will also order the electric power wiring that is in the same conditions. After all, thefts also affect traffic. Just remember the last day 12, when there was a blackout in Tijuca signs after another case of cable theft, according to the G1.
Project will remove unused and fallen wires from poles
The action is being coordinated by Rioluz. The City Hall of Rio stated that the public company will work with all agencies throughout the city. Thus, with the help of basket trucks and a munck truck, the teams will go through the streets to remove this loose wiring that hinders the urban landscape and can pose risks to the citizen.
“It is an institutionalized disorder of public service concessionaires, which are telephone and energy companies, among others, that are abandoning the city’s poles and leaving the wires hanging”, said Mayor Eduardo Paes. “We are going to cut corners, and that will also mean fines and fines, until the concessionaires take the shame of keeping the city organized”.
The president of Rioluz, Paulo Cezar dos Santos, stressed that the City Hall will not tamper with the wiring of the energy and telecommunications concessionaire in operation. In other words, the task force will only act on the wiring that is broken and unused.
RJ City Hall Task Force is already in action
The operation is already in progress. In a note, the City Hall informed that the first action was carried out at Rua Rodrigues de Santana, in Benfica, in the North Zone. But this task force will reach other parts of the city with the help of the boroughs to identify the posts that need intervention.
Citizens can also file complaints through 1746.
“All material collected will go to the materials management warehouse in Marechal Hermes and will be available for 30 days for the company to collect”, said the City of Rio de Janeiro in a press release. “The material that is not collected will be auctioned and the money reverted to the municipal coffers.”
Now the City of Rio de Janeiro needs to do something similar to review the underground facilities. After all, I can’t stand tripping or stepping wrong any longer because there are holes in the sidewalks or poorly placed Portuguese stones due to poorly done works.