Maha govt to spend Rs. 7,300cr to repair electrical systems
The Maharashtra government has prepared a plan to repair the electrical poles, wires, and other systems at a cost of Rs. 7,300 crore, Energy Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule has said. While replying to a query in the Legislative Assembly (winter session) in Nagpur yesterday, Bawankule claimed that maintenance of electrical poles and other systems had not been carried out in the last 30 years.
Repair to be done in 21,000 accident-prone areas
"The department has selected 21,000 accident-prone spots and immediate repairs will be taken up there to avoid any loss of life and property," Bawankule said. He added that Rs. 4 lakh compensation is given to the kin of electricity-related accident victims as per the rehabilitation department of the government and that the injured are given the complete expenses of their medication.
Kin of deceased to get compensation within 7 days
"To claim the compensation, signature of the head of the rural hospital will be sufficient for the incidents occurring in rural areas," Bawankule said. The cheque for the relief amount to the kin of the deceased will be given within seven days, while those injured are paid in three months. Divisional directors have been authorized to deal with cases at the local-level, he said.