Published On : Wed, Aug 14th, 2013
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Tripping of power at Kanhan Plant gripping the citizens with acute shortage of water in plenty

Nagpur News: The tripping of power/transmission for hours together is crippling the water supply to NMC’s  high-rise water tanks in Nagpur. The water is not reaching the specific levels in water tanks thus paralyzing the water supply to the entire residential areas in the North, East, and Central Nagpur. The citizens in these areas have been baffled over the irregular water supply, and sometimes no supply at all, when water is seen everywhere.

Nagpur News: The tripping of electricity/transmission at Mahavitaran’s (MSEDCL) Kanhan Water Treatment Plant is gripping the citizens with water shortage. The water consumers of of North, East and Central Nagpur are in the vice like grip of drinking water shortage notwithstanding the rains and only rains everywhere in the Nagpur District.

The tripping of power/transmission for hours together is crippling the water supply to NMC’s  high-rise water tanks in Nagpur. The water is not reaching the specific levels in water tanks thus paralyzing the water supply to the entire residential areas in the North, East, and Central  Nagpur. The citizens in these areas have been baffled over the irregular water supply, and sometimes no supply at all when water is seen everywhere. The tempers are running high. And, the citizens are on the right side to blame the authorities for this watery dilemma.

However, the main culprit is Mahavitaran (MSEDCL). The frequent and long tripping of electricity/transmission is beyond imagination of a common man. The NMC’s Water Resources Committee Chairman Sudhakar Kohale has written 3-4 letters to MSEDCL informing the authorities of acute water shortage following frequent trippings hitting water storage at a specific level in the high-rise water tanks hard. But the MSEDCL, appears, has thrown the letters in waste baskets.

The Minister of State for Energy Rajendra Mulak is a prominent citizen of Nagpur. He should have directed the MSEDCL authorities to minimize the tripping of power/transmission. But, he too, is doing nothing in this “power” connection, Sudhakar Kohale lamented. Now, the Water Resources Committee Chairman Sudhakar Kohale and other members are leaving for Mumbai to meet Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, who is also the Energy Minister and apprise him of the tripping problem.

Following is the record of tripping power/transmission since March, 2012.

Month                                                                    Tripping period

1) March     2012                                                               15.00 hours

2) April        2012                                                               03.50 hours

3) May        2012                                                                02.35 hours

4) June       2012                                                                12.45 hours

5) July         2012                                                                19.40 hours

6) August   2012                                                                22.30 hours

7) Sept        2012                                                                27.15 hours

8) Oct          2012                                                                10.15 hours

9) Nov         2012                                                                03.30 hours

10) Dec         2012                                                                 01.35 hours

11) Jan          2013                                                                 01.35 hours

12) Feb          2013                                                                 10.15 hours

13) March     2013                                                                 01.35 hours

14) April        2013                                                                 10.55 hours

15) May        2013                                                                  03.30 hours

16) June        2013                                                                  16.35 hours

17) July          2013                                                                  06.15 hour

TOTAL      170.05 hours

Total loss of water: 1700 ML

Equal to full 7 days of 24 hours.

The figures are eloquent  to suggest the gravity of acute water supply to the areas  in North, East, and Central Nagpur.