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Mango residents block Dimna Road protesting erratic power supply

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Jamshedpur, April 18: Residents of Rajendra Path in Ulidih, a densely populated area in Mango, blocked the Dimna Road, the entry point to the city from NH-33, for an hour on Monday noon.

The blockade was finally lifted after intervention of the Jamshedpur MP Bidyut Baran Mahto, who was travelling on that way to Ghatshila to attend BJP party’s meeting and was stuck in the blockade.

Mahto assured the residents of solution to their problems. MNAC special officer Jagadish Yadav assured for water supply through tankers in the locality.

“Even after 36 hours of power failure the department has failed to resort it,” said a protester.

Several other localities including Zakirnagar, Azadnagar, Subhas Colony, Moon City and the residential apartments on both sides of the National Highway-33 passing through Mango had to bear the brunt due to the disruption in power supply.

Notably, the Singhbhum electricity supply area generates monthly revenue to the tune of Rs 30-35 crore against the power board’s total revenue earning of over Rs 100 crore.

The pitiable condition of the electricity wires and poles add more to the power woes of the Mango residents.
With regard to the electricity the scenario is far from improving as large population is solely dependent on limited sets of Jharkhand Urja Vikas Nigam Limited transformers in the area. The pitiable condition of the electricity wires and poles add more to the power woes of the residents.

Several residents of the different locality of Mango blocked the road and shouted slogans against the officials in an attempt to draw their attention to the plight of the commoners in the wake of no power supply for the last two and half days.

Even though, the police managed to prevent the angry people from damaging the public property but the latter were infuriated over the indifferent attitude of the personnel. The power supply was resorted this afternoon.

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