Although, the Goa Chief minister Pramod Sawant earlier this week assured citizens from Panjim that he had directed the Goa electricity department for reconnecting electricity connection of utility services for Panjim municipal market, the state electricity dept has declined reconnect electricity in Panjim market without paying the outstanding bill amount.
The officials in the state electricity dept, declines verbal request of the chief minister after Municipal Corporation refuses to assure electricity dept that it would pay its outstanding bills in phase wise manner.
The Panjim CCP Mayor Uday Madkaikar had asserted media that the electricity at the Panjim Market complex was restored by the electricity dept after CM’s intervention. Incidentally, CCP has been illuminating the municipal market with diesel generators.
The chief minister, Dr Sawant who also heads the Goa Finance Ministry has officially not intervened into the matter.