Exploding pavements (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3895
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

UK Power Networks who own and maintain electricity cables and lines across London have blamed the increase in the number of pavement explosions on heavy rainfall; this is despite having just had the driest September on record.  Have you had any discussions with UK Power Networks about what they are doing to reverse the trend of rising incidents of pavement explosions?

Answer

Answer for Exploding pavements (2)

Answer for Exploding pavements (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am satisfied that UK Power Networks are taking this issue seriously, implementing actions to reduce the danger in London, and making proposals to OFGEM that would enable greater resilience.