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Official negligence leaves power failures unresolved

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The residents in the State capital are facing problems due to power failures, but the electricity officials are paying no heed to the woes of citizens.

Two days ago, a statement issued by Manoj Dwivedi PRO Madhya Pradesh Madhya Kshetra Vidyut Vitaran Company Limited (MPMKVVCL) had issued a statement stating that the electricity department employees work like soldiers during rains considering the situation as warfront. He also claimed that during rains, faults occur due the fall of tree branches on power lines.

Factually, before rains, the electricity department is bound to trim the trees near the power lines, as a maintenance exercise.

Against the claims of the Publicity officer, the situation is quite different, the employees are not working properly and even the complaints of the customers, who are paying hefty amount against the bills, are not lodged.

The residents of Ashoka Garden area of the state capital witnessed power cut for around 9 hours last week and the picture remains same for all other regions of the state. Two days ago, the whole MP Nagar, which is considered posh business area of the city remained plunged in darkness the whole night.

However, Manoj Dwivedi PRO Madhya Pradesh Madhya Kshetra Vidyut Vitaran Company Limited (MPMKVVCL) told ‘the Pioneer’ that the power supply remained smooth and no major power cuts were witnessed.

On the other hand, Managing Director of Madhya Pradesh Power Management and chairperson of all three power distribution companies Sanjay Kumar said that companies should keep a check at the transformers and electricity lines. He also instructed that the companies should increase their maintenance team.  He also said that supervisory team should be deployed.

Shukla instructed the officials concerned to keep a special watch the water logged areas of the State.

Recently troubled with regular power cuts at Maneri industrial area senior members of Jabalpur Chamber of Commerce and Industries met Shukla to discuss the problem with power supply in the industrial area.

Most of the residents of the state capital complain regarding non-receiving of complaints over phone when contacted at the time of power cut.

Jagdish Singh, a resident of Subhash Nagar said that the power distribution companies cut power before monsoon in the name of maintenance but even after several power cuts before monsoon numerous power cuts are done in the rainy season.




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