The 'lights' of the Municipal Corporation offices in Bhopal have again gone off. The power company disconnected the power connections of the office and zone offices located at Mata Mandir. Due to this the lift has also stopped. Regarding this, Corporation President Kishan Suryavanshi termed action by the power company incorrect. Due to non-availability of electricity, the work of common people is also held up.
The company has taken this action for not depositing the electricity bill. Due to this, the lights in the office located at Mata Mandir remained switched off for two days. People's representatives are also facing problems. Apart from this, lights have also gone off in Zone-2 and its ward offices. For two days there is no electricity in these four offices and also in the computer branch located at Annapurna Bhavan. Work also came to a standstill due to a power failure.
The matter of non-payment of dues between the Municipal Corporation and the Electricity Company often comes to the fore. The company many a times disconnects the connection of street lights of the corporation. Last year, from October 29, the company had disconnected the connections of street lights for 12 consecutive days. Due to this, the lights of most areas of the city were turned off. These included many major roads, over which lakhs of people pass everyday.
In-charge minister Bhupendra Singh had to come forward on this issue. He called a meeting of the officers of both the departments and got the connections connected.
President Kishan Suryavanshi has expressed displeasure due to power failure of corporation officers. He told that the Municipal Corporation owes the amount to the electricity company. The corporation deposits the amount in instalments. Despite this, the company disconnected the connection. This behavior is not right.
He further said that the corporation office is the center of public convenience. The corporation also has to recover the dues from the company, but the corporation never locked the doors. If the attitude remains the same, we will also act strictly.