Here, a guard from the inside of a travel agency has been temporarily reassigned to one of the generators that is undergoing routine maintenance.
The generators that keep hotels and businesses running when the electrical grid goes down are highly valued. Used in cinemas and large spaces, with a capacity of 90KVA to 500KVA, industrial-scale generators start at $18,000 and can run to more than $50,000. With such prices, no expense is spared for their maintenance, storage, and protection.
As generators increase in size (and therefore in cost and power capacity) they are more shielded both from the monsoon elements and from potentially prying hands. In the case of hotels and service businesses, shielding is also employed to muffle sound.