Nagpur: Guardian Minister who is also holding the portfolio of Energy Ministry in Devendra Fadnavis’s Government, Chandrashekhar Bawankule surprisingly was not aware of the uncanny affairs of the builders of Nirmal Nagari. While speaking exclusively to Nagpur Today, Guardian Minister and Energy Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule was taken aback by the revelation of Nirmal Nagari’s misdeeds. He immediately called his staff and asked him to convene a meeting of SNDL officials to look into the matter of Builder of Nirmal Nagari. He also directed him to meanwhile find out why an FIR is not registered against the Builder.
It could be mentioned here that acting on tip-off, the team from SNDL swooped at Nirmal Nagari only to be shocked and flabbergasted at what they unearthed. They found that the entire project which contains around 700-900 flats, 40 bungalows and150 shops were stealing power. Sources informed that a Power sub-station with capacity of 33 KV was installed at the township to ensure a smooth power supply to the residents of Nirmal Nagari. However, the builder had circumvented the Electricity Laws and had directly provided power from the Distribution Point (DP) without any billing. To add to one crime of drawing power illegally, the builder had himself installed his own meters at the bungalows and was generating own power bills for the residents, which is considered as a forgery since only the MSEDCL authorities or its franchise can generate the bills. Sources informed that the builder had also constructed a huge temple in the premises and the entire construction and lightning works was done using illegally procured power. The builder had laid power line directly from DP, the sources added. During the raid, the officials had found that many heavy electrical equipment which include Motors, a crane, crusher-machine, grinding-machine etc were being run on stolen power. The builder had applied for the disconnection of the temporary meters which were installed for the construction works of the township. Later as the SNDL disconnected the meters, the builders allegedly started his own power supply to flats of the scheme and billed through his own meters.