Haryana CM suspends Vidyut Prasaran Nigam XEN

DW BUREAU / CHANDIGARH

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal today ordered the suspension of the Executive Engineer (XEN) of the Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam for not paying attention to the problem of a horticulture farmer.

Manohar Lal was presiding over the monthly meeting of Gurugram District Public Relations and Grievances Committee in Gurugram today. A total of 11 complaints were taken up in today’s meeting, most of which were disposed off on the spot by the Chief Minister.

The Chief Minister ordered to suspend XEN of Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam for not paying attention to the problem of horticultural farmer of village Babra Bakhipur of Farukhnagar tehsil of the district.

In this case, the complainant said that the Nigam made huge pits in his orchard for laying big lines of 220 KV and uprooted his orchard. Moreover, he was not given any prior notice for the same. He said that for laying these lines, he was also ready to demolish his house in the orchard but the officials of the Corporation did not listen to him and dug L shaped pits in his orchard. When the Chief Minister inquired about the matter from the XEN, he failed to give any

satisfactory reply.

The Chief Minister said that when the officials received the complaint, they should have looked into it and should have resolved the complaint on priority.

Superintending Engineer of HVPNL informed that the said farmer has been given compensation of Rs 3.89 lakh. On this, the complainant said that this amount to compensate only one fourth of his loss.

(editor@dailyworld.in)

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