Pune: While new residential and commercial complexes are coming up across the city, the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) is finding it difficult to identify open spaces to set up new transformers and substations.
Now considering the shortage of open space, MSEDCL officials have written a letter to the municipal commissioners of Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) and Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) suggesting them not to give building permission to new complexes unless the builder reserves open space for transformers.
The letter has been written by chief engineer, Pune circle of MSEDCL Nilkanth Wadekar to two commissioners as well as the Pune district collector.
In this letter, Wadekar has given the requirement of MSEDCL regarding setting up new transformers or substations for the upcoming residential and commercial complexes.
Nishikant Raut, public relation officer of MSEDCL, said, “As new residential and commercial complexes are coming up in various parts of the city, we are finding it difficult in identify open spaces for setting up our transformers to provide electricity for these complexes. If builder only reserves a space for transformer in the complex, it will be easy for MSEDCL to set up electricity unit as well as maintenance of these units.”
According to MSEDCL officials, if the transformers are set up inside the complex premises, they will be safe and it will be easy for MSEDCL to maintain the transformers. “Often the transformers are set up in open spaces where miscreants damage fencing of the units.”