PANAJI: Power Minister Sudin Dhavalikar said that his department has not decided to cut off connections due to a rise in household demand.
“Power department has not taken any decision to disconnect power connections because of increase in the load by households. Department has started working on other power infrastructure projects, such as underground cabling, in each of the 40 Assembly constituencies,” said Dhavalikar.
He further said that the only thing we ask is that people notify the power department of the true load that each household is using.
“Other than the fees for the three-phase connection, you have no other financial obligations. However, it will help to install a new power transformer to meet the requirements and reduce fluctuations if the department finds out the actual load requirements of a specific household or housing society,” he said.
Speaking on politics, Sudin expressed confidence that the BJP candidate will definitely win Lok Sabha election from South Goa. Dhavalikar said that support of Congress turncoat MLAs will also help the saffron party to get votes.
“BJP candidate lost the last election hardly by 8,000 votes, why he faced defeat, everyone knows. This time South Goa seat (by BJP) will be won by a thumping majority,” Dhavalikar, who supported Congress for the last Lok Sabha election, said.
“Congress has no scope in Goa. They have a leadership crisis in the state after their eight MLAs joined the BJP last year,” Dhavalikar said.