Nagpur: Activists of Congress led by the Regional Secretary Mujib Pathan took out a morcha to the Butibori-based office of Mahavitaran (MSEDCL) and staged a dharna demonstration to press for their various demands. Cornered by the agitation, the Executive Engineer Ghatole and Deputy Engineer Tembhekar invited a delegation of the protesters for discussion and resolving the issue.
During the discussion, the Executive Engineer gave a written assurance to Pathan that the works of maintenance and repairs would be carried out immediately in Butibori city and rural areas, single-phase meter connections for residential purpose will be provided within seven days of application, the office of Butibori (City) Assistant Engineer would be shifted to Butibori city, the new power meters will be installed in the presence of consumers, problems of agriculture pump consumers will be resolved on priority, and the new connections will be provided immediately. Similarly, a new sub-centre will be started in Butibori (Rural) Division and the consumers will be issued power bills according to meter readings only.
After receiving the written assurance on their demands from the Executive Engineer, the Congress activists called off the dharna-agitation.
According to the local Congress leaders, the newly-appointed District (Rural) President Rajendra Mulak is touring the Butibori area on Saturday (July 23).