Maharashtra State Electricity Board alleges 450 underground cables destroyed by PMC and MNGL in Pune


Maharashtra State Electricity Board alleges 450 underground cables destroyed by PMC and MNGL in Pune

Pune Officials of the Maharashtra State Electricity Board (MSEB) are alleging that as many as 450 underground cables laid by the power supplier have been “destroyed” during works undertaken by the Pune municipal corporation (PMC) and Maharashtra Natural Gas Limited (MNGL).

An official spokesperson of the MSEB, requesting anonymity, said, “Construction work undertaken by PMC and/or MNGL and its contractors requires digging of roads in various parts of the city where MSEB’s underground cables have been installed. These cables, at least 450 of them, have been completely destroyed. This leads to heavy pressure on electric supply to the city.”

The spokesperson declined to give a specific period of time during which this happened, but indicated that it has definitely happened during the past 12 months. Read More

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