Navi Mumbai : Rusted streetlight poles fall under overload of cables

6th December 2010 0 By Journalist Jaspal Singh Naol

Rusted streetlight poles fall under overload of cables

You might know that Navi Mumbai, the city of 21st century was developed by CIDCO nearly 35 years back and Vashi was the first node developed here. But do you also know that streetlight poles that keep the city alight at night were installed around that time only. Now, so many years down the line they have begun to rust and have become a major threat to unsuspecting road users on whom they may drop suddenly.
In Navi Mumbai there are around 55,000 street poles while in Vashi itself there are 3,107 street light poles illuminated by 3,638 lamps that provide safety at night.
An official from the electrical department of NMMC informs, “Almost all the streetlight poles were installed by CIDCO nearly 30 years back. They were of MS and GI type. The lifespan of these poles is 10 to 12 years and 30 to 35 years respectively. Unfortunately, most of the poles erected in Navi Mumbai are of MS type. To maintain these poles we have outsourced work to private contractors, who ensure that there is no power failure in any of the poles”. Explaining the reason behind why instances of the poles falling down are being reported, he says, “Having run beyond their life spans, these poles have rusted and are already weakened. As an add-on problem, cable wires and advertisements are hung on them. Due to such overloading, the poles give way. Just last week a pole just fell near the community centre of Sector-3, Vashi. Fortunately, a tree behind it saved the pole from hitting the ground and causing any loss. It was found that the pole was overloaded with a bundle of cable wires and accessories weighing more than 10 kilograms”.
The corporation has therefore released a list of contractors and concerned agencies for residents to contact in case of any problem related to streetlight poles.


Ward

Agency

Contrator Name

Contact No.

Belapur 1

Ms.Somya Enterprises

 

Thampir

9224288395

Belapur 2

Ms.Omkar Enterprises

 

Vilasrao Kalekar

9867780621

Koperkhairne 1

Ms.Venus Enterprises
C-7/0:1,Sector-8B,CBD Belapur Navi Mumbai

N.G Santhappan

 

9869056748

 

Koperkhairne 2

Ms.Venus Enterprises
C-7/0:1,Sector-8B,CBD Belapur Navi Mumbai

N.G Santhappan

 

9869056748

 

Koperkhairne 3

Ms.Vicky Electricle Corp.
212 “A” Wing G Vardhaman Chamber Sector-17,Vashi,Navi Mumbai

Mr. E.V. Thomas

 

9821290178

 

Ghansoli

Ms.Namaste Electricles
201, Maitri Shreedaay CHS , Mukarji Road,Dombivli (E)

Mr. Mahesh Vitthal Bandekar

 

9821028046

 

Digha

Ms.Samarth Elect.
212 ‘A’ Wing G. Vardhaman Chamber Sector – 17, Vashi, Navi Mumbai.

Mr. E.V. Thomas

 

9821290178

 

Airoli 1

Ms.Shruti Elect.System

 

Anant Kumar

9821070781

Airoli 2

Ms.Aditya Elect.
215,Jai Commercial Complex,Opp Cadbury Complex,Pokhran Road,Thane-400601.

Mr.Suhas Surendra Pai

 

9820054128

 

MIDC A EL

Ms.Impex Elect.
Monarch, 2 floor, Plot no.171, Sector-12, Vashi

Solomon Geroge

 

9892694274

 

MIDC R S

Ms.Samarth Elect.
215, Shiv Centre, Sector 17, Vashi, Navi Mumbai.

Pooja Vinay Aggarwal

9820188535

 

MIDC D

Ms.Somaya Enterprises
A-11/15,Secor-2,CBD Belapur,Navi Mumbai

Kamalasanan R.

 

9224288395

 

MIDC C

Impex Electricles
Monarch,2 floor,Plotno.171,Sector-12,Vashi

Solomon Geroge

 

9892694274

 

SPH

A.S.Electrical
Sion Panvel Highway Hitech

Alex

9004684113

Palm Beach

Ms.Vishwa Elect.
A3/0:12,sector-18, nerul,navi mumbai

Bhojmal malaji Patil

 

9930305123

 

Nerul 1

Ms.Impex Electricles
Monarch,2nd floor,Plot no.171,sector-12,Vashi

Solomon George

 

9892694274

 

Nerul 2

Hitech Constrution Group
C-6/32:3,Sector-5,CBD Belapur,Navi Mumbai

Mr.Gangadharan Komalan

 

2227571768

 

Nerul 3

Ms. Damani Enterprises
A-703,Chawala plaza,plot no.14/13,sector-11,CBD Belapur

Mr.Shreekant G.Dhamani

 

9323333210

 

Vashi 1

Ms. Namaste Electricles
201,Maitri Shreedaay CHS,Mukharji Road,Dombivli(E)

Mr.Mahesh Vitthal Bandekar

 

9821028046

 

Vashi 2

Ms.A.S.Electricles
Plot no.796-C/216 Punit Chamber,Sector-18,Near Mafco,Vashi,Navi Mumbai-400705

Alex

9869616263

 

Vashi 3

Ms.Arun Contractor Co.

S.G.Pawar

9870574597

Turbhe

Ms.Samrtha Electric
215,Shiv Centre Sector-17,Vashi

Pooja Vinay Aggarwal

 

9820188535

Sanpada

Ms.Yogiraj Electricles
Groma House,B Wing 2nd Floo,Office no.B-2 8/9/10,Plot No.14-C Sector19,Vashi

Ravindra Ganesh Nene

 

9820076812