cable riggers installing power lines on transmission tower (india)


Crew of cable riggers installing power lines on transmission tower (India)

It is a complicated operation that involves ropes, pulleys and a lot of workers.­ At the foot of the pylon, you can see large wheels of aluminium cables that will be used for the power lines.­

One of the guys up in the tower is not wearing any safety harness!

cable riggers cable wheels cables construction electric line electricity pylon high voltage industrial infrastructure men power transmission lines pulleys rigging ropes wires workers
National Highway 31, Kaljar, Assam 781352, India

Photos taken in India in 2013

The highlight if this trip was the Maha Kumba Mela Hindu Festival, the largest human gathering on earth, which happens once every 12 years.­

Other regions visited include the springs of the Ganges river, Varanasi, the Konark sun temple.­

See also my photos of Nepal that I took the same year.­