Aquem-Baixo locals gherao power official over outages

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May 15, 2018 at 10:51 am #8216

Villagers of Aquem-Baixo on Monday warned of staging a ‘rasta roko’ if the electricity department fails to address the electricity problems in the village.

The villagers led by the sarpanch, Siddesh Bhagat on Monday gheraoed assistant engineer Mahale after repeated power outages had left the residents fuming.

The villagers were further aggrieved after centenary celebrations of Our Lady of Fatima at Dicarpale were crippled due to electricity problems.

Mahale assured the villagers of resolving the problem within 10 days and told them that the department was facing shortage of staff due to Karnataka elections.

Speaking to reporters, Bhagat said the outages have become a daily event and many villagers have suffered losses as their electronic gadgets have got damaged during the last three days. He said people who pay their bills on time should not suffer like this.

He said that “we will wait for the next 10 days for the department to resolve the matter as assured by the official.”

However, he warned that if the matter is not addressed the villagers would take to the streets in protest.

Source/Reference: Navhind Times, “Aquem-Baixo locals gherao power official over outages 

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