While Navi Mumbai qualifies as good customers in MSEDC’s list, the city is still on the power company’s list of harsh load shedding hours. And this has been one of the most aggravating problems for the city. Its to address this grievance of Navi Mumbai that Congress-NCP Belapur candidate Ganesh Naik has plans of a proposed power plant that will make Navi Mumbai a power cut and load shedding free city. Once upon a time Maharashtra had a pride of place with surplus power generation. The abundance in power in the state had become something of a folklore as people migrating from other states would never miss a chance to remark on it. However with time the yawning gap between demand and supply and slow increase in new generation capacity, the state has been hit hard and short on power. And like other cities in central suburbs, power cuts and load shedding accounts for one of the major problems that Navi Mumbai has been facing for the last couple of years. Power cuts and load shedding in Navi Mumbai has hit the industries in the Thane Belapur Industrial Belt really hard and has also slowed down IT growth in Navi Mumbai. Not to forget how the irregular power cuts and load shedding also resulted in disrupting domestic live of Navi Mumbaikars. Worst perhaps was the fact that Navi Mumbai has been a good customer of MSEDC with customers paying bills on time, contributing to MSEDC revenue generation and losses are minimal. But all these aspects have been overlooked to subject the city to harsh decisions of periodic load shedding. It is to bring a permanent solution to this problem, that Congress-NCP Belapur candidate Ganesh Naik has planned a unique proposal to construct a power plant that will make Navi Mumbai a power cut and load shedding free city. Ganesh Naik shared his plans on this power plant in an exclusive interview on NMTV’s “Straight Talk”. With cameraperson Abhay Prasad, Zeba Warsia for NMTV News.
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