Nalini Kapte, wife of Namdeo Kapte (38) who is posted in West Bengal near the Indo-Bangladesh border, and their two sons have been trying to get a power connection at their house in Asose village of Murbad town here, which they got constructed two years back, but have not met any success yet.

Notably, there is no problem of power supply in the village. Nalini is worried for her two sons' future which, she says, now lies in darkness in the absence of electricity.

"We are presently staying elsewhere as the authorities have failed to provide an electricity connection. I have two children, one is studying engineering and the other is in class XII. What is the use of constructing a house...spending lakhs when we can't make use of it", a teary-eyed Nalini said.
"My husband frequented MSEDCL office when he was here and even officials very well know that this is a case of an Army jawan. But they didn't pay heed", she said.
Only last month the process inched up when a power official asked Nalini to pay Rs 1,070 for the connection. However, even after completion of modalities, the connection was not provided.

When contacted, MSEDCL, Morbad, Deputy Engineer S D Suradkar said that everything possible to speed up work on Nalini Kapte's application has been done and that "the (power) connection will be installed in next couple of days".

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