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Voluntary group seeks compensation from APDCL
STAFF REPORTER
 GUWAHATI, Aug 30 - Voluntary organisation Save Guwahati Build Guwahati (SGBG) has demanded compensation from the State-run Assam Power Distribution Company Ltd (APDCL) for all those people who have been affected by the faults in the APDCL's power distribution network.

In a joint statement issued here, SGBG president Krishno Kanto Borooah, vice president Ajoy Dutta and advisor Dhiren Baruah alleged that it is because of the faults in the APDCL power distribution network, some people have lost their lives and damages were also done to the properties of many people.

Faults in the APDCL power distribution network have also affected hospitals and water supply schemes in the city.

Every passing day, incidents related to such faults are increasing and thus the misery and damages to the lives and properties of the common people are also increasing, they alleged.

Citing the latest incident of damages caused by such faults in the APDCL distribution network, the SGBG office-bearers said for nearly 14 hours yesterday, there was no power supply in a vast part of the city. The areas which suffered from lack of power supply included Greater Panbazar, Paltanbazar, Uzanbazar, Kharghuli, Guwahati Club, Silpukhuri, Chandmari, parts of Noonmati, among others.

The failure of the APDCL to supply power for about 14 hours yesterday affected the services of the Mahendra Mohan Choudhury Hospital and the Guwahati Water Supply Scheme of the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC), they alleged.

They maintained that many residents of those areas have complained that their electric meters, inverters, stabilisers, etc., were damaged not due to their faults but because of the snags developed in the APDCL's power supply network yesterday.

The quality of the conductors and equipment used by the APDCL in its power supply network has now become questionable, said the SGBG office-bearers.

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