The high tension tower at Digha’s Gavnepada is reeling under extremely neglected conditions. Locals of the area fear a mishap that can even claim lives. A fortnight ago we reported on the pathetic conditions that two electric poles at Shiv Shakti Nagar were reeling under. Another report similar in nature has come from Digha’s Gavnepada where the locals say that the 15 year old high tension tower is reeling under neglected and dangerous conditions. They say that in the 15 years, the tower has never been attended to or any maintenance been done of the tower. As a result, the iron of the tower has rusted completely. Since the tower is looming over the settlement of thousands of dwellers, it poses as a threat to the lives of the locals, especially the children who play here. Speaking to Navi Mumbai News, the locals voiced their emotions and said that the chances of a disaster claiming lives cannot be ruled out. Voicing what has become the general mindset of this neglected section; locals say that there is no concern for this grave problem as they are the poor class of society. A morcha, they believe might be the last solution to this problem unless a disaster wakes up authorities first.
December 8, 2009
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