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KESCo MD apprised of power woes

A CITY Congress Committee delegation met Managing Director, KESCo, Arun Kumar, to apprise him of the poor power supply in the city and the problems being faced by residents including the business community.

india Updated: Jun 18, 2006 00:26 IST

A CITY Congress Committee delegation met Managing Director, KESCo, Arun Kumar, to apprise him of the poor power supply in the city and the problems being faced by residents including the business community.

The delegation was led by city president Abdul Mannan. 

A memorandum, handed over to Kumar, stated despite Kanpur being the largest contributor of revenue in the state, it was a neglected city specially where power supply was concerned.

It was stated existing scarcity of power supply had affected the residents’ daily lives. Besides, it was also affecting the study schedule of students. The cuts had affected industrial production, too with many units closing down.  Many employees had also lost their jobs as industrial units had closed down, it was claimed.The leaders urged the MD to redress the power grievance at the earliest. The delegation leaders even alleged corruption was rampant in KESCo.

Other prominent leaders included in the delegation were Santosh Tripathi, Iqbal Ahmad, Harishankar Verma, Prakash Panday, Vijai Trivedi and Anwar Ahmad.

Meanwhile, activists of the District Congress Committee Manvadhikar (cell) organised a protest at Barra’s power sub- station in support of their demands for proper power supply in the area.

The leaders alleged due to negligence of local KESCo employees, the transformer in the area was not being maintained. Therefore, quite often, it developed technical problems. They demanded from the KESCo authorities to take note of their complaint and instruct local staff to do a better job.

The protesting leaders included Sanjai Srivastva, Amarnath Singh, Dr Satish Trivedi, Murari Lal Singh and Sikha Chauhan.