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Tangail's Dhanbari provides power connections in 5mins

  • Published at 11:39 am January 11th, 2019
The service, called 'Light Ferryman', provides new electricity connections in an unprecedented manner Dhaka Tribune

Electricity connections are now available immediately, upon request, said one beneficiary

The officials and employees of the Palli Bidyut Samity (power department), in Tangail’s Dhanbari upazila, have launched a service to provide new power connections to the upazila’s residents. 

The  service, called “Light Ferryman”, provides new electricity connections in an unprecedented manner. 

The officials of the Mymensingh Palli Bidyut Samity1 Dhanbari sub-zonal office, are going door-to-door—accompanied by a three-wheeler van and with a megaphone in hand—publicizing the availability of the new power connections. Power connections with new meters are being delivered, immediately, as per consumers’ applications, which is unheard-of in rural areas.

Every morning, three linemen and a wiring inspector start their journey around  Dhanbari’s villages—on a van—with new meters, wiring, and other materials needed to rapidly provide power connections to households. 

They use megaphones to address the residents who need new power connections. The main advantage of this initiative is that no-one faces harassment in the process and everyone can get a connection within five to ten minutes. 

Shahinur Rahman, the entrepreneur behind this project and Assistant General Manager of the Mymensingh Palli Bidyut Samity 1 Dhanbari sub-zonal office, said the service started on Monday (January 7); and will continue till electricity connections have been provided to all households of the upazila. Around 50 new power connections have been set up in the Dhanbari area till 4pm Thursday (January 10).

He also said, “People in the country still face harassment when they apply for new electricity connections. However, with this initiative, providing a new connection, and troubleshooting old connections, is being arranged in a hassle-free way. Consumers must to pay Tk115, including VAT, for a new meter, plus a Tk400 deposit, and Tk800 for a commercial power connection.”

Manjurul Islam, a resident of Mushuddi village of the upazila, who recently got a new electricity connection, said the new initiative taken by the local Palli Bidyut office has come as a relief to the villagers. 

Another resident, Abdul Hakim of Paiska village, said that currently, no one needs to go to the power office and pursue the officials concerned for a new connection. One no-longer needs to stand in a long queue and bear extra charges to be connected to the power grid.

“Electricity connections are now available immediately, upon request. This is a much-appreciated government service to the people,” he said.

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