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    Raipur, June 6, 2009: Tall claims of the Chhattisgarh power companies have been exposed as hollow after a thunder storm passed through the capital city leaving behind a trail of destruction.

      Although the state Revenue Department expressed inability to say what was the magnitude of the damage caused by yesterday’s thunder storm but unofficial sources said at least one person died due to wall collapse and many injured in the incident.

     More concern was the callous attitude of the Power Companies, which faced any calamity for the first time after the State Electricity Board, was unbundled into five companies by the state Government.

     Even after 24 hours many parts of the state were under complete darkness and if that was the situation in the capital city one can very well imagine the preparedness of the Power people in the rural and far off places.

     Due to failure in restoration of the electricity in many parts of the Capital city, people were forced to stay without any water.

     When attempts were made to talk to the Civil Lines Complaint Cell, they refused to register any complaint of fault, complaint one resident of the Geetanjali Nagar.

     When ChhattisgarhTopNews.Com tried to talk to them, the powermen said there are several hundreds of pending complaints in the Civil Lines area, because of which the senior officials have instructed the Complaint Cell not to register any fresh complaint.

      Hope the Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh and Power Secretary D S Mishra would take cognizance of the ground reality of the Complaint cell as well as that of the Power Companies and take corrective measures.

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