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Power crisis: BJP team meets KESCo chief

A DELEGATION of BJP leaders led by former mayor Sarla Singh met Managing Director of KesCo Arun and expressed its concern over the worsening power scenario in the city.

india Updated: May 16, 2006 00:43 IST

A DELEGATION of BJP leaders led by former mayor Sarla Singh met Managing Director of KESCoArun and expressed its concern over the worsening power scenario in the city.

Former state vice-president of the BJP Satydeo Pachuri was also present on the occasion. The BJP leaders expressed their concern over the inordinate delay in rectifying faults and repairing transformers. The issue of undue harassment of consumers by KesCo officials was also taken up with KESCo MD.

Sarla Singh pointed out that at the time of crisis senior KESCoofficials remained absent from the substations.

“Due to the absence of senior officials from the substation, the remaining staff do not pay any attention to the complaints of the consumers,” Singh said.

Unnecessary delay in attending to local faults by the KesCo employees was also raised. The BJP leaders complained that even minor faults were not attended by the KesCo’s gang. This, they said, had worsened the power crisis in the city.
“In addition to the rostering hours, people are forced to reel under extra hours of power cuts due to local faults,” Singh said.

Satydeo Pauchari demanded that extra transformers be arranged by the KesCo to avoid undue delay in replacing the conked out transformers. He also took up the issue of inflated electricity bills with the KESCo MD.

“Consumers are given inflated electricity bills and harassed when they try to get it amended,” he said. Besides, the losses suffered by the industrialist of Dada Nagar, Panki and Fazalganj due to the power crisis was also discussed with the KESCo MD.

The KESCo MD assured the BJP leaders that he would take necessary action to streamline the power supply in the city.

Prominent among thosewho were present on the occasion were Dileep Gupta, Anand Mishra, Neeraj Sanger and Lalit Mohan Srivastav.