Agra There was little impact of power staff’ strike in Agra the place provide and upkeep are dealt with by Torrent Power Restricted, a personal participant, since 2009. However the rural half fed by DVVNL was considerably affected.
“There isn’t a impact on electrical energy provide in Agra metropolis coated by Torrent Power Restricted. The provision is common and clean,” mentioned a spokesperson for Torrent Power Restricted.
Managing director (Agra Area) for Dakshinanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Restricted (DVVNL), Amit Kishore additionally claimed that provide was regular in 21 districts inside Agra area, albeit with some issues in circumstances of breakdown.
“We’ve warned the staff on strike as it’s unlawful and FIRs have been registered towards 5 contractual employees in Mahoba. Related motion may comply with in Chitrakoot. The scenario is nicely beneath management and the staff ought to resume working on the earliest,” he mentioned.
Nonetheless, the protesting power division employees mentioned the strike had affected providers.
About 300 power division staff sat on ‘dharna’ outdoors the workplace of the chief engineer on Gailana street on Friday and raised anti-government slogans, following the strike name given by the UP Vidyut Karmchari Sanyukt Sangharsh Samiti to press its demand for implementation of the December 3 settlement signed in the presence of the state power minister .
“We’re on full strike since Thursday evening and can proceed to carry protests from 10 am to five pm everywhere in the state. The strike has affected the power providers and there’s breakdown at 75 feeders of 11 KVA in Agra. The faults will not be being attended and the lots are dealing with bother as a result of of the adamant behaviour of the federal government which is backtracking on its guarantees”, mentioned Yugal Kishore, co-convenor of Vidyut Karmachari Sanyukt Sangharsh Samiti in Agra.