TNIE highlighted that four Irula families in Onnepuram and Kappukuzhi villages who constructed houses under a government scheme have been waiting for a power connection for more than five years.
Several states have unbundled their electricity boards into power generation, transmission and distribution companies.
On Sunday night, a high-tension live wire snapped and fell on the road outside her house on Perumal Kovil Street. “Since it snapped during the night, nobody knew about it.
Searches were conducted at Thoraipakkam, Ennore, Ponneri, and various other locations. The premises of a close aide of Tamil Nadu Minister Senthil Balaji were also searched.
The project aligns with the state’s policy decision and does not consider alternative options. Once the project is completed, the utility will consider providing alternative work for affected employee
Sources said the accident occurred when a few TNEB staff were trying to replace the damaged pole with a crane on Wednesday.
Parithivigneswaran claimed that the accident took place due to the carelessness of the TNEB staff as they neither blocked the road nor installed any warning signs while changing the electric pole.
He accidentally fell down from the tree and sustained severe injuries. He is paralysed below the hip and is admitted at Government Rajaji Hospital, Madurai