Hyderabad, Sept 11 (INN): The managements of APGENCO, APTRANSCO and APDISCOMs, in a joint appeal, asked the employees to reconsider their decision to go on strike on the issue of bifurcation of the State.
Certain sections of electricity employees, under APGENCO, APTRANSCO and APDISCOMs, have served the ‘Strike Notice’ that they would stop attending to their duties at their respective places of postings from 12th of September, on the issue of bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.
“We would like to remind you all that the state has been undergoing a severe power crisis and financial crisis for the past two years particularly, due to the severe shortage of natural gas and depleted water levels in the reservoirs of Hydel Power Stations. This year, fortunately due to the decent rain falls & good inflows into Krishna river, the state is getting good quantum of Hydel power, which helped the Power Utilities as well as the consumers,” APTRANSCO CMD Suresh Chanda, APGENCO MD K Vijayanand and APCPDCL CMD SAM Rizvi said in their joint appeal.
“Under these circumstances, if a larger number of Engineers and Workmen proceed on strike, it may hamper the Grid system and would affect the consumer service badly. We would also like to appeal to the staff that this may further worsen the financial situation of the power utilities, which is hardly able to manage ‘hand to mouth’,” they said.
“We appeal to all the Electricity Employees that since Electricity is an essential part of life, catering to the needs of every day requirements like Drinking Water system, Hospitals, Railways, Lighting etc, we have our duty to arrange power supply to the consumers. Once again, we make an appeal to the staff who have given strike notice to reconsider the decision in the public interest,” they said.