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On Day-2, power secy talks of uninterrupted electricity

On Day-2, power secy talks of uninterrupted electricity

11 Jul 2018 No comment 7 hits

PANAJI: Strengthening of transformer, maintenance of streetlights, strengthening of sub-division offices are some of the demands put up by public representatives of Mapusa, Tivim, Aldona and Siolim constituencies at the meeting held by power secretary Nila Mohanan on Tuesday.

Mohanan had begun a series of meetings on Monday to gain a better understanding of the power problems in each constituency. Minister for fisheries and water resources and Siolim MLA Vinod Palyekar was present at the meeting.

It was decided at the meeting that electricity poles which pose a danger to citizens would be replaced on a priority basis. Mohanan also said that authorities would first rectify the problems of the first phase of installing LED lights before getting started with the second phase.

Electricity department officials were also instructed to communicate with village panchayats on a regular basis with regards to power shutdowns. It was also made clear that that no laxity of the staff would be tolerated.

It was brought to the notice of authorities that there were some who were availing of domestic electricity connections but utilizing the same for commercial gains. The authorities said that all such cases would result in cancellation of connections and a penalty.

Electricity officials said that once the Badem and Mandrem sub-stations and the 220/33 KV GIS sub-station in Saligao come up, the whole of North Goa would get proper power supply.

Recently, chief minister Manohar Parrikar decided to constitute district-level committees headed by the respective collectors. These committees would give permissions to dig roads to avoid damaging of electricity cables so that there is uninterrupted power supply throughout the state.

Parrikar had also directed the power secretary to hold meetings with the MLAs who are facing major problems pertaining to power supply. He also instructed the electricity department to begin with pre-monsoon work from January instead of scheduling for the last minute to avoid inconveniencing the public.
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