MP asks electricity department to repair and maintain all poles and wires
Jamshedpur: The MP of Jamshedpur, Bidyut Baran Mahato, today held a high-level meeting with the officials of JBVNL at the office of GM, Electricity department. He asked the electricity department to remove all the 11000kv overhead wires passing over ponds, dams or canals without any delay.
He said that either the overhead wires be relocated or adequate safety arrangements be made to ensure that no accident takes place.
Recently, 4 villagers, including 3 children and one women, had died after an overhead wire snapped and fell on them while they were taking bath in a check-dam.
The MP said that the villagers are apprehensive and any day another accident may take place.
He reiterated the demand of the villagers that all the dilapidated wires and poles in the rural areas be immediately replaced.
He also advised that power grids and sub station be made at several places to ensure proper electricity supply in the rural areas.
He underlined the need to set up sub station at Basti, Kowali and Belajuri of Ghatshila and a power grid near Potka.
He said that open wires be made safer by using cable shields in all public squares and busy places.
He said that DPS be waived off for BPL families in rural areas.
For urban areas, the said that all the non-functional poles, wires and transformers be repaired at the earliest by preparing a list of such dysfunctional items.
He said that there is a need to bolster the distribution system in Birsanagar, Bagunnagar, Bagunhatu, Kadma and bustee areas of Sonari as well as Mango.
He said that roads have been damaged for laying cables in Bagbera, Ghaghidih, Parsudih, Karandi, Govidnpur, Sarjamda and Gadra and the roads were not repaired even after the work was completed. During rains the broken roads are now in a miserable condition. This should be set right as soon as possible.
The GM of JBVNL Paritosh Kumar directed his subordinates to act on the points raised and said that he would himself monitor work on all the points raised in the meeting.
Those who were present in the meeting included all the Assistant Engineers and Electrical Superintending Engineer Deepak Kumar.
The Executive Engineers of Ghatshila, Mango and Jamshedpur were also present.
BJP District President Gunjan Yadav, Dinesh Sao, Saroj Mohapatra, District General Secretary Haradhan Singh, Lakhan Mardi, Satya Tiwari, Bablu Prasad, Hemant Narayan Dev, Muchiram Bauri and Upendranath Sardar alias Raju Sardar were also present.