Accused Of Demanding Money To Activate Electricity Poles in the chandpur city.It has been alleged that PDB people have demanded Tk. 20,000 for repairing the poles in the wind-blown area of Pal Para in the city of Chandpur. Due to which there is no electricity for hours, 80/90 of the families in the area. However, it is the PDB’s authority to serve the customers. But there are many complaints of PDB people not serving without money.
Multiple people in the area said that when a sudden downpour began on Friday evening, an electric pole in the rear of Abdul Aziz Miah’s residence in Aziz Bradas, which had escaped, collapsed. In the meantime, a tin sheet with his house shortsighted on his leg of electricity
A 60-year-old woman named Lakshmi’s mother was injured. Later, locals called the Chandpur Electricity Sales and Distribution Center to report the accident. They immediately closed it.
The electric pole, which was found in the heel, was not repaired until Saturday after the local residents complained. On Saturday morning, two persons, including PDB’s, deputy assistant engineers and Mamun, demanded Tk. 20,000 for repairing the power pole. As a result of their demand, the consumers of Nizam Uddin, Jalil Sarkar, Abdul Aziz, Arab Ali, Kali Kundu, Rafish Talukdar, Sameeron, Mahadev, raised money of different numbers from Tk.1000 to 2000.
And when it comes to making such contributions, many people are reluctant to pay it. Even when a man called Suman Bepari was asked to give a contribution, Chobahan Bepari’s son, Johnny, had a conversation. And most of the people donated because they were forced to get electricity.
Although it is the responsibility of the PDB authorities to provide services to the customers, the electricity consumers are quickly deprived of the services due to such dishonest claims of some PDB people. On the other hand, these dishonest employees are spreading the bad name of PDB. Therefore, victims of the PDB are seeking the intervention of PDB to take action against these dishonest employees.
Atikullah, deputy assistant engineer of the Chandpur Electricity Sales and Distribution Center (PDB, R), said, “Our people will be able to repair the pole in the sail after finishing work elsewhere. Asked about raising the money, he denied, saying that we did not ask for any money.I do not know whether to claim money.”
Correspondent: Kabir Hossain Mizi, April 04,2020