|October 26, 2013 at 11:07 am #4778|
Erratic power supply and the frequent extended breakdowns have irked the residents of Cuncolim even as the Cuncolim municipal council has served the electricity department a seven-day deadline to rectify the problems.
The issue is further aggravated with the lone tempo being grounded for over a week affecting response time between breakdowns.
The residents claimed that there are frequent breakdowns and it takes really long for the fault to be rectified as the electricity staff are crippled with the vehicle breaking down. The residents informed that the frequent breakdown is taking its toll on the students whose exams are in progress.
The chairperson of Cuncolim municipal council Devendra Dessai seconding the claims of the residents informed that there is a serious concern as the residents are suffering due to frequent breakdowns and long waits. He said besides the exams the festival of lights is round the corner and the frequent breakdowns can act as a dampener to the festivities.
He said that the staff members posted at the section office are trying their best but they are helpless in absence of a proper vehicle. Serving the electricity department a seven-day deadline to rectify the problems, he said that should the electricity problem not get resolved the entire council along with the residents will hold a dharna at the electricity department.
The electricity officials requesting anonymity informed that there is a problem in Cuncolim as the vehicle is grounded for sometime and the area to be covered is very large. He said that though they have four drivers they have just one vehicle and going from one point to the other takes a lot of time. He said that the problems were compounded with the monsoon coupled with problems at the Xeldem feeder.
Source/Reference: Navhind Times, “Frequent power cuts irk Cuncolim locals“