CM Appeals Power Sector Employees to End Strike
Hyderabad Oct 6 (INN): Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy appealed to the striking employees of TRANSCO, GENCO and DISCOMs to resume their duties immediately.
He said that their strike is seriously impacting important services like hospitals, drinking water, railways, temples etc. Since general public are suffering for no fault of theirs, the employees should rethink about their strike on humanitarian grounds and avoid inconvenience, he added.
The Chief Minister held a high level review meeting with all the senior officials of Energy Department, TRANSCO, GENCO, DISCOMs at Camp Office this afternoon. Prl. Secretary, Energy Sri M.Sahoo, TRANSCO incharge CMD Munindra, GENCO CMD Vijayanand attended the meeting. He said that the patients in hospitals are suffering a lot and the public is put to lot of inconvenience. He appealed to immediately call off their strike and resume duties keeping in view the serious situation affecting the all emergency services, as patients and public are also part of the society. The disruption of supply in Seemandhra area particularly in the districts of Krishna, Guntur, Prakasam, Nellore, Ananthapur, Kurnool was found to quite worrisome.
As Brahmotsavams are going on in Tirumala, thousands of pilgrims from all over the world who are coming to Tirumala for darsan of Lord Sri Venkateswara are facing much inconvenience. He, therefore, appealed to the APSPDCL consisting of Krishna, Guntur, Ongole, Nellore, Kurnool, Kadapa, Anantapur and Chittoor district employees to call off the strike and resume duties as the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam is being severely affected.
As per the directions of the Chief Minister, the JEO, TTD Srinivasa Raju held discussions with electricity JAC leaders and as a result, power supply to Tirumala has been restored. The Chief Minister also held detailed review of the prevailing law & order situation in the State, particularly in Vizianagaram. He directed to initiate stringent action against the anti social elements who are indulging in destruction of government and private properties.
He directed the Chief Secretary Dr.P.K.Mohanty, DGP Mr.B.Prasada Rao and other senior police officials to closely monitor the situation with SPs and Collectors of Seemandhra area. He asked the officials to be on alert and see that no untoward incident takes place. (INN)