Published On : Thu, Sep 28th, 2017

Video: Over 300 houses under HT lines served evacuation notices, residents protest

Nagpur: Fumed over the evacuation notices handed out to them by Nagpur Improvement Trust, over 300 residents from ward no. 25 whose houses are located below high tension electricity lines, have led the protest march towards NIT and NMC offices. The furious people were led by Congress corporator Purushottam Hazare who submitted a memoradum addressed to NIT Chairman Dr Deepak Mhaisekar, who was reportedly not present at the time.

However an official received a memorandum with a promise that it would reach Dr Mhaisekar.

Recently NIT and NMC received a rap from the Bombay High Court in view of the recent deaths of twins in Sugat Nagar who died while playing under the high tension passing over their house. Later both NMC and NIT have sent notices to many such houses with an ultimatum of 30 days to vacate their residences.

The move has brought loads of worries to the residents who have been haplessly running from pillar to post. When the aggrieved citizens did not get any resolution from the officials, they sought Hazare’s help.

Hazare then led the citizens to the concerned officials along with other party workers including Harish Gwalbanshi, Dharampal Meshram and Bunty Kukde.

Hazare alleged that it was NIT only which issued RL letter to these houses following which the construction was carried out. Now NIT has hurriedly issued notices to them without investigating the matter, he alleged.

He said the high tension lines persisted for over 15 years while the colonies age as old as 30 years.

Hazare has also demanded that since the area has been reserved under Smart City Project, it calls for laying underground power cables in the area, which, he said, would resolve the problem.