Residents stage protest following 29-hour-long power outage in Ghaziabad’s Trans Hindan area

Residents of the Trans Hindan area in Ghaziabad staged a protest following a 29-hour-long power outage, which has been blamed on damage to the underground cables, caused by the Water Works Department

Residents of 17 colonies in the Trans Hindan area, protested against the Paschimanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited (PVVNL) in Ghaziabad, on April 29, 2019, for a near 29-hour-long power outage in their neigbourhood. The protestors alleged negligence on the part of the Water Works Department of Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam. The power outage lasted from 9.00 pm on Saturday (April 27, 2019) to 2.00 am on Monday (April 29, 2019).

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The PVVNL said that it would will lodge a FIR against the Water Works Department, for allegedly damaging underground cable while laying water pipes, officials said. Chief engineer Rakesh Kumar Rana said the case will be lodged under the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act.

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