Shahdadpur: Hyderabad Electric Supply Company HESCO has disconnected power supply to over one hundred government offices and schools of Shahdadpur subdivision to recover electricity arrears amounting Rs.185 million.
The electric supply was disconnected during an overnight operation, SDO Haji Bin Yameen told. Dozens of schools, a library of Taluka Municipal Administration, sewerage disposal plant, tube-wells of irrigation department, offices of public health department, revenue department, health and other departments are among those who were targeted in first phase of operation.
The irrigation department that runs tube-wells (58 connections), owes Rs.80 million, public health department owes Rs.80 million (4 connections), health department owes Rs.5.5 million (10 connections), revenue department owes Rs.3 million (4 connections), education department owes Rs.15 million (40 connections) and Taluka Municipal Administration owes Rs.5 million to HESCO.
Meanwhile, a spokesman of Public Health Department, Sanghar division refuted HESCO claim of Rs.80 million arrears saying the public health office Shahdadpur is closed since last eight years while all the schemes of water supply and drainage were handed over to Taluka Municipal Administration.
The citizens of Shahdadpur were also surprised on HESCO move as according to them the water supply scheme is inoperative since last 18 years.