Published On : Wed, May 6th, 2015

SNDL offices ransacked; linemen go on strike, City likely to face power crisis

Nagpur: After some areas in Nandanvan and Mahal were enveloped in darkness on Tuesday, angry citizens ransacked the offices of Spanco Nagpur Discom Limited (SNDL) in Binaki and Tulsibagh. Upset over this, the linemen in the offices have gone on an indefinite strike.

If they do not resume work, the repair work and restoration looks impossible in case of a power failure. The unstable weather and strong winds in the city can affect electric supply in the city and the strike at this point of time can envelop the city in darkness.

Mahal, Nandanvan and surrounding areas faced power breakdown around 4 pm after which angry citizens ransacked the SNDL offices. Upset over this, the linemen and other employees went on an indefinite strike. They have demanded an increase in the manpower and that Nagpur office be given the rights to buy necessary things. The delay in buying permissions from Mumbai causes the problem and the employees here have to face citizens’ ire.

The electric supply to Mahal, Nandanvan and surrounding areas could not be restored till Tuesday evening due to the strike and people had to face hardship in the scorching heat. SNDL employees have also demanded security from the company after another employee was bashed up in Lashkaribagh some days ago.

Despite using the company’s toll free number, power consumers could not get in touch with the company as SNDL staff including those from Mahal, Gandhibag, Civil Lines and Manewada offices went on strike at 4 pm.