BSNL has comparatively lesser dues, but the government has denied approval to BSNL to raise funds through loans,” another official said.Currently, BSNL has a total of 5.77 lakh customers across all verticals in Nashik district.
BSNL’s general manager (Nashik district) Nitin Mahajan confirmed the snapping of power supply for its 15 telephone exchange centres.“We are facing a cash crunch and our revenue has also dropped.
Nashik: The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (MSEDCL) has disconnected power supply to 15 telephone exchange centres and mobile towers of BSNL in Nashik district for not paying dues of over Rs3.5 crore.A BSNL official said no electricity for exchanges and towers have affected over 3,500 landline and broadband consumers.
One of the affected telephone exchange centres is at Dwarka area of the city where close to 350 landline connections have been disrupted.Other telephone exchange centres where power supply has been disconnected are located in Kalwan, Satana, Deola, Sinnar, Manmad and other parts of the district.
Last month, BSNL employees had gone on a three-day strike to press for their demands.
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