Protests in Ghaziabad’s Kanavani Over Prolonged Power Outage; Traffic Jam Ensues

Ghaziabad: The residents of Kanavani Dub village in Gaaziabad took to the streets and staged a massive traffic jam on Kanavani Pusta Road to protest against the prolonged power outage in the area. The agitated crowd expressed their grievances over enduring five days of scorching heat without electricity.

Residents of Kanavani’s Dub area were facing a severe electricity crisis after a transformer malfunctioned in the region. Following the incident, power supply was restored only to those with valid connections, leaving many households in darkness. Frustrated and enraged by the situation, the residents took to the streets, leading to a significant traffic jam in the area. The prolonged power outage had left numerous homes without electricity, exacerbating the public’s anger. The lack of adequate response from the authorities prompted the residents to stage a protest, demanding a quick resolution to the power supply issue.

The protesters highlighted the severe hardships they have been facing due to the lack of water and electricity for the past five days. Frustrated by the continuous inconvenience, they resorted to blocking the road completely, demanding an immediate solution to their plight.

“Our lives have been disrupted due to the erratic power supply and water scarcity for five days. Today, we decided to take a stand and voice our protest by blocking the road entirely,” said one of the demonstrators.

The traffic jam caused by the protest also affected school buses, with some children from Indirapuram caught in the chaos. Their plight further added to the public anger, as the scorching heat took a toll on their well-being.

Upon receiving information about the protest, the Gaaziabad police administration, led by the Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) and a team of police forces, swiftly arrived at the scene to assess the situation and initiate dialogue with the protesters.

After engaging in discussions with the agitated crowd, the police managed to convince the protesters to lift the blockade. The road was finally cleared around 4:30 PM, approximately an hour after the protest began.

The authorities assured the villagers that they would address the issues immediately and work towards resolving the power outage problem. They urged the residents to maintain peace and cooperate with the administration while the problem is being resolved.

Umesh Kumar

Umesh is a senior journalist with more than 15 years of experience. Freelance photo journalist with some leading newspapers, magazines, and news websites and is now associated with Local Post as Consulting Editor

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