Maharashtra govt to spend Rs 7,300 cr on repair of electricity poles


Maharashtra govt to spend Rs 7,300 cr on repair of electricity poles

The Maharashtra government has prepared a plan to repair the electricity poles, wires and other systems at a cost of Rs 7,300 crore, Energy Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule has said.

The minister, while replying to a query in the Legislative Assembly in Nagpur yesterday, claimed that maintenance of electricity poles, wires and other systems had not been carried out in the last 30 years.

“The department has selected 21,000 accident-prone spots and immediate repairs will be taken up there to avoid any loss of life and property,” he said.

He added that Rs 4 lakh compensation is given to the kin of electricity-related accident victims as per the rehabilitation department of the government and that the injured are given the complete expenses of their medication. Read More

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