Online activities came to a standstill in the District Collectorate here on Thursday with the hard discs of Andhra Pradesh State Wide Area Network (APSWAN) getting gutted due to an electric short circuit.
The incident took place at around 10.30 a.m. when the employees commenced their day's work. Though the staff of the department sensed the burning of electrical lining, flames engulfed the hard disks within no time. The staff put out the fire and informed the fire services personnel simultaneously. Services of the revenue, MeeSeva, treasury and registrations were halted temporarily.
The officials were working on other options to resume the services at the earliest. The loss of property was estimated to be around Rs.10 lakh and the cause of short-circuit was under investigation.