Pune : Road digging work in Warje leads to frequent power outages, affects 3,000 MSEDCL consumers

Frequent power outages affects 3000 MSEDCL consumers in Warje
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Residents of Warje have been facing tough time due to frequent power outages caused by the road digging work since the last ten days. The high pressure underground cables are being harmed as the roads in the area are been dug up to lay and carry out repair and maintenance of sewage lines. The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited alleged that the work was carried out informing the power firm by the Pune Municipal Corporation.

The frequent power outages has resulted in causing inconvenience to over 3,000 consumers from Dahanukar colony, Prathamesh society, Bhujbal Township, Dukkar Khind, Khanwasti, Hindustan bakery, Ram Nagar as well as Pune metro and other places, where on an average power failure was experienced for atl east 2 hours. This disruption in power connectivity has led to severe financial losses to the power firm too.

A joint visit to the site where the road work is going on to repair sewage line was held and it was decided that the PMC’s work should not hamper the power connectivity. Also, the concerned contractor has also been asked to bear the entire expenses of the loss incurred on the power lines. MSEDCL informed that the road work started without taking any permission / informing the MSEDCL office. On March 1 and 8, over 22 KV underground cables were broken at various places near Warje bridge, Warje traffic office, Ram Nagar, Warje Water supply office and Khanwasti. The matter was escalated to the PMC by MSEDCL as the contractor refused to take the responsibility as the JCB’s involved in the work damaged the cable lines. A complaint was also filed at the Warje police station.