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Sangolda residents irked by low voltage power

Sangolda: The residents of Sangolda have expressed ire over low voltage at Auchitwaddo a ward located near Silver Bells.

The locals said that an assurance was given by authorities that a transformer will be installed at Auchitwaddo ten years ago but till date it is yet to see the light of day.

The residents of Auchitwaddo on Wednesday called on the local MLA Jayesh Salgaonkar who was also present with the assistant engineer of the electricity department to solve the power issue.

The villagers requested the MLA to install a new transformer to solve the low voltage issue. The villagers appraised the local MLA that they are getting very low voltage as even fans do not operate. The villagers told the MLA that the issue was brought to the notice of the previous MLA but only assurances was given and nothing concrete has been done.

Alex an ex-panch member said that there are nearly 40 houses in the ward and the wires are very old.

Ramesh Bhogle a senior citizen said that the need of the hour is a new transformer. He said that he is prepared to give his land for installing a new transformer, however an underground power line will need to be installed to solve the issue. He said that due to low voltage, fans, television etc does not work.

Minister for Housing and Saligao MLA Jayesh Salgaonkar said that the issue was brought to his notice a few days back by an ex-panch member. He said that assurance has been given by the assistant engineer electricity department that the transformer will be upgraded. Assistant engineer Anil Kumar who was present at the site told the villagers that the old transformer will be upgraded and the load will be bifurcated by installing an additional feeder. [NT]

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