Public works endanger public!

Public works endanger public!

October 29, 2020
  • Electric pole falls on house in Mandi Mohalla
  • CESC AEE says other division’s work to fix it

Mysore/Mysuru: Residents of Ratan Singh Lane, Akbar Road cross in Mandi Mohalla are living in fear of being electrocuted as an electric pole fell on a house this morning.

CESC workers had dug up a trench to lay underground power cable three days ago. However, this morning, the pole fell on the house. Luckily, power supply was shut down as a precautionary measure.

Meanwhile, a resident, speaking to SOM said that when he brought this to the notice of CESC Assistant Executive Engineer (AEE), who was supervising the works at the spot,  the latter bluntly told the resident that it was not his job. And asked him to lodge a complaint. 

The resident further said that even the drinking water pipeline has been damaged and the leaking water was dampening the soil which would soften the soil leading to more damage.

Also, there are a few more electric poles on the lane where the trench is being dug. If the CESC staff fail to take necessary precautions before executing the work, there are possibilities of the poles falling thus endangering the lives of residents.

2 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Public works endanger public!”

  1. A V Prasanna says:

    This incident clearly exhibit the compentancy level of CESC and their engineers. Digging a lane for making way for underground cable is fine, but they should have the common sense to moor properly existing poles, to prevent it from falling. The attitude of AEE incharge of the civil works is deplorable, when he says he is not responsible for the fallen pole, and the residents should lodge a complaint. Perhaps the utility should arrange a resfresher course on human behaviour, so that such callous attitude is not exhibited. Can CESC investigate this issue and correct the attitude of their staff.

  2. RANJITH C says:

    I think an FIR should be recorded under IPC Section 338
    – Whoever causes grievous hurt to any person by doing any act so rashly or negligently as to endanger human life, or the personal safety of others, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees, or with both.

    The fact that we (citizens) are used to adjusting with situations is the reason why some of our public servants think they are beyond the public and the law that defends the Public interest.


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