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Panaji: Two days after Power Minister Pandurang Madkaikar claimed that the bad electricity infrastructure is a cause of power outage, the truth has come out. The entire exercise of load shedding yesterday and powerless night was to satisfy an influential builder.

The Electricity Department has taken pain to shift the entire tower, which is a huge structure passing through the kadamba plateau, only to help a builder to come with his construction.

Sources stated that the builder has purchased a huge plot of land for a multi-dwelling project for which he has already accepted the bookings. While there is no problem for the entire plot, the main issue is a high tension line which runs over it.

The builder has successfully managed to convince “power department officials” to shift the tower itself which costs crores of rupees, so that his plot can be cleared.

The entire exercise of power shut down to Tiswadi was to help the builder which was admitted by the Electricity department officials in front of St Andre MLA Francis Silveira last night.

The work which was supposed to start at 6 a.m. and end at 6 p.m. continued over night and till 4 a.m. next day. The electricity department is spending from its own funds for this project. This expenditure will be passed on to the consumer through their electricity bills. This means you and me will be paying to help the builder.

What is more interesting is that the building is coming up within one kilometer of Madkaikar’s home, which was fully illuminated when people were in the dark.

Now the question comes as to how come even South Goa consumers were affected with the shut down at Kadamba.

A senior electricity department official claimed that the outage here affects the supply to South Goa. The electricity has to be stabilized every time after the outage due to which the impact is felt on the consumers across the State.

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