Shell shock: Power outage to hit Phuket’s Heroines Monument area

Picture courtesy of PEA Thalang

Residents and businesses around the Shell petrol station north of the Heroines Monument in Phuket will experience a power outage from 9am to 5pm tomorrow. The Provincial Electricity Authority’s Thalang branch (PEA Thalang) will be carrying out necessary improvements to the high-voltage network, resulting in a temporary disruption.

The scheduled power cut is part of ongoing infrastructure enhancements in the area, which began last month with the relocation of power lines and supporting poles along Thepkrasattri Road. This work is to facilitate the construction of an underpass at the Heroines Monument.

PEA Thalang’s announcement also indicated that the Kai Service Vehicle Inspection Station, along with the Shell petrol station and its electric vehicle charging station, will be without electricity during the outage. A map accompanying the announcement showed that adjacent businesses might also be impacted.

“The power outage will allow workers to carry out improvements to the high-voltage network in the area.”

For those seeking further details or having concerns regarding the power outage, PEA Thalang has provided contact information. Customers can reach out to them directly at 076-386882 or can alternatively contact the PEA hotline at 1129 for assistance, reported The Phuket News.

In related news, Phuket’s iconic Sarasin Bridge is set to remain untouched amid plans to construct a new bridge connecting the island to the mainland, according to Yutthana Phitak, the Chief of Phuket Highways Office.

The announcement was made at a meeting held on Monday, May 13, to address concerns over the Sarasin Bridge’s future, sparked by social media rumours of its potential demolition.

The Sarasin Bridge, which was built in 1951 with a budget of 28.77 million baht and officially opened on July 7, 1967, is deeply ingrained in Phuket’s history. With a length of 660 metres, it was the first bridge to connect Phuket and Phang Nga.

The structure has since gained a rich cultural significance intertwined with the tragic tale of forbidden love between bus driver Ko Dam Sae Tan and local teacher Kiw Kanchana Sae Ngo, who ended their lives together by jumping from the bridge in 1978.

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Mitch Connor

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