Kalyani Nagar residents express concern over wires lying on footpaths

Kalyani Nagar residents express concern over wires lying on footpaths

Kalyani Nagar residents express concern over wires lying on footpaths

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By: Pune Pulse

October 10, 2023

Pune: The residents of Kalyani Nagar have appealed to the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) to promptly address the presence of wires scattered across the roads and footpaths as they pose a significant safety hazard to pedestrians and motorists. 

Speaking to Pune Pulse, Jaffar Iqbal, a resident of Kalyani Nagar expressed, ”The presence of these wires causes great inconvenience to commuters and increases the chances of accidents. Pedestrians also face difficulties while walking as anyone might get themselves entangled and get injured badly. Walking on these wires or simple damage to them can also cause connectivity issues, resulting in poor service to the concerned customer.”

Another resident, Monica Sharma added, ” We are facing inconvenience as we have to navigate around these wires fearing that we may get entangled in them and fall. We are unsure which wires are live, so we require PMC officers to accompany us and take immediate action before any accident occurs, especially in the evening or at night when these wires are not visible.”

Sudhir Tandon, another resident, further added, ”The presence of open wires makes the footpaths look dirty and it is dangerous too. People who use dish TVs and cable wires leave them open on footpaths and trees. At night, these wires can not be seen and anyone may hurt themselves. Senior citizens face a lot of inconveniences as they have to walk on roads instead of footpaths as wires lie scattered. Commuters have no clue which wires are live. Thus, I urge the PMC to take action in this case.”

There are several urgent measures that the PMC should promptly implement. These measures include the relocation of wires underground, the imposition of fines on responsible companies, and the installation of CCTV cameras for monitoring purposes.

Speaking to Pune Pulse, Mangesh Misal, an electrical engineer, PMC added, ”Whenever open wires are observed lying on footpaths, they are promptly repaired. The concerned servicemen visit the location and ensure that the necessary repairs are carried out. If the loose wires are the responsibility of the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL), they are repaired by them. Additionally, any dead or abandoned Wi-Fi or cable wires are collected and properly disposed of.”

 Madhupriya Dhanwate