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Are we not HUMANS? Powerless Vasai

Local newspapers in Mumbai write so many articles on other places facing problems of load shedding. Why is the Naigoan-Virar belt in the far western suburbs of Mumbai always ignored? Are we not HUMANS? Daily, there are dozens of photographs splashed of people at their residences and business establishments at places like Mulund, Bhandup, Thane, Navi Mumbai, Dombivili, Kalyan, Bhiwandi, etc. showing them coping up with power cuts for 3-4 hrs? Has anyone from the media bothered to check how people in the Naigoan-Virar belt live here without power for more than 10 hours daily?

Why this BIAS towards people living in Mumbai?

Why the step-motherly treatment to all those people in the above regions who have to live with power cuts daily?

While Mumbai wastes power in all kinds of ways, people face the brunt of power shortage.

The timing of load shedding was increased from 4 hrs to 6 hrs since March, 2007. Now in April, it has gone up to 8-10 hrs with erratic schedules. Hardly does a mother put her child to sleep at night; and again there is a power cut between 11.00 pm to 12.00 am and again between 4.00 am to 6.00 am. Whereas in Mumbai, Page 3 people and the elite party till 5.00 – 6.00 am. Why does the government not curb this power wastage?

There are sick and aged people who are suffering too. If their health deteriorates, will the government take responsibility? What about problems being faced by pregnant women and small children? School and college kids cannot enjoy their summer vacations due to the sweltering heat and no power unlike their counterparts in Mumbai?

People have to schedule their time to make use of basic electric appliances at homes and commercial places and on the other hand, there are dozens of film award ceremonies taking place week after week for the same stuff. How much power is being utilized for these award ceremonies? Does anyone care?

Why are we being treated as outcasts? Do people living in Mumbai pay double or triple times the taxes that we pay? We too are part of the population who contribute towards the economic development and progress of Mumbai and the country. Everyday, there is a debate whether Mumbai should be spared from load shedding and getting a respite for another few days or weeks. When crores are being spent on our useless cricketers, why can’t the same amount be spent on generating power for the people? Multinationals pay ridiculous amounts to cricketers and film personalities for endorsements? Do consumers especially the common man care a damn who is endorsing the product and do they actually watch the ad after a second or third time unless it is an exceptional one? Why don’t these companies utilize their monies for the development of the state and city? They will get their returns. Consumers will be more than happy to buy their product or service with without even throwing a glance at these ads.

Why should we pay the same taxes as those people living in Mumbai when we do not get even 1/3rd of the basic facilities like power? After a hard day’s work, we look forward to returning home to some relaxation but we are met with total darkness and complaining faces all over.

We need our tax monies worth or else we need a refund of all the taxes paid so far.

Where is Govinda? Did he ever show interest in the grievances of the people in his constituency? His Bhaagam Bhaag is only for fame and money. Where are the other politicians? Same false promises. Local goons have a nexus with corrupt politicians. All are only interested in filling up their coffers. Politicians and the authorities are only concerned with their being in power, but what about POWER for the common man?


‘POWER’ful Politician

‘POWER’less Common Men

Mr. PM, Mr. FM, Mr. CM, MPs, MLA, MLCs – are you all listening? Everyone talks about India progressing, India poised, India going global. Is this progress? Is this globalization? We feel we are going back to the primitive days at the rate we are living here. First, take care of the common man’s needs and then see how you go global.

Our grievances are not published by newspapers because they are not sensational like any celebrity wedding, cold war, murder trial, etc. etc. The never-ending Indian cricket saga gets lots of Print and TV space, but what about the highlighting the grievances of us people?

When a celebrity’s dog is lost, it grabs attention. If an actor or actress falls or faints, it is there in the newspaper. Do we not faint? Do we not fall? Do we not suffer?

Mumbai citizens fight for stray dogs and cats and their rights but during the topic of discussions for sharing the load-shedding, these very people do not show any concern for us fellow citizens and go out by saying “Mumbai cannot go without power.”

If the whole of Maharashtra is subjected to load shedding 2 hrs daily, 1 hr – early morning and 1 hr – late evening, we can distribute the load shedding equally and also solve the power shortage to a greater extent.


From the people of Naigaon-Virar region
Thane District


October 10, 2007 - Posted by | News and Views | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. Good work, I appreciate and agree with what you say.

    Best regards

    Comment by Savita | October 11, 2007 | Reply

  2. Atlast, I see someone speaking out. I absooooooooolutely agree with you. There are so many people who rely on electricity to work and help earn the bread for their families like me. This situation of load shedding for more than 8 hrs a day is threatening to take that away soon.

    Cant understand why the region from vasai to virar has to suffer always. After some people just put the power house in vasai ablaze with fire did the problem get solved but only for a month (september). Now they have gone back to their dastardly style again. Makes me cry everyday.
    Infact there is disparity again between vasai station area and vasai village area where in vasai village area there is extra load shedding and also electricity fluctuation is at its highest. And we speak of our country as a developing nation.

    Comment by Akshay | October 18, 2007 | Reply

  3. Hello,
    Well i completely feel that the MSEB has lost its brains

    MSEB says “We have power cuts to save electricity”

    let me put it to you in this method……

    As far as Vasai is concerned………..More than 98% housed have well equipped Inverters
    So, when there is a power cut ,the Inverter discharges and provides Electricity………

    Now a days,thanks to technology we can run almost every thin on our Inverters……From T.V,Computers,…etc

    Now when the current restores,the inverter stops giving backup and starts charging…..
    According it utilities twice the amount of energy it had lost during ‘BACKUP’ in order to charge…….

    So in the long run are we saving any electricity in any form………or are we wasting it in twice then what we save…………

    Senen Rebello
    Plz send me your comments on :


    Comment by Senen Rebello | December 2, 2007 | Reply

  4. hi my name is mitesh, i also reside in virar. it is so bad, when we come from work to home at evening there is no govt has to take some action against it. even i liked that somebody is raising the voice. alone it is not possible together we can unite and do something.

    Comment by mitesh | May 31, 2008 | Reply

  5. Hi, we are staying in out of India but Electricity is the only reason to spoil your program when we r visiting India. I don’t know how can M.S. goverment has power to supply the Big Big Shopping Molls & entertainment center in Mubai but can not provide Power to residnce in Vasai which ios realy healthy place to live.

    Comment by Roy Gonsalves | November 4, 2008 | Reply

  6. staying in vasai is worst then staying in some remote rural area. We have to pay all kind of taxes but live a life worst then the rural area. There is power cut for more then 8 hours a day. But the monthly electricity is more.
    Since last few days So Called Load Shedding ONLY for Vasai-Virar area is becoem worst. Electricity goes off very early in the morning at 4:00 AM. Between 4:00 AM to 9:00 AM vasai is in dark. Student have to go school, working group has to get ready for work in darkness. thinh about small kids and old ones. I have 2 kids at home. Electricity goes off early at 4:00 am causing inconvienec to them more. They are unable to sleep and disturbing their routine. NOT MANY PEOPEL CAN AFFORD TO BUY INVERTERS. Even if there are intervters then 8 hours of power cut prevents it from charging.
    We have to suffer power cut and mumbai will have power cut 24 X 7. Why not share load sheeding with mumbai. Electricity is wasted to decorate shopping malls, advisertisement hoardings. If same electricity is saved. there will be enough for everyone.

    Comment by bhavna patel | November 12, 2008 | Reply

  7. Nice post….very useful information…..

    Comment by california seo consultant | February 15, 2010 | Reply

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