- First 13 applicants received power supply in their households for the first time
- Provisioned last-mile connectivity to over 250 consumers
- Over 3,000 consumers applied for availing power supply
Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power company, has always endeavoured to provide reliable and quality power supply to the city of Mumbai. In continuation with these efforts, the company has started power supply to slum dwellers of Ambujwadi, who have so far been deprived of power connection. Tata Power has successfully provisioned power supply to 13 applicants from Ambujwadi. Further applications are getting processed.
As part of phase-I of the project, Tata Power has also set up last-mile connectivity for 250 residents of Ambujwadi. More than 3,000 consumers have already submitted applications to Tata Power. Sanjay Nirupam, Member of Parliament, and Aslam Shaikh,, Member of the Legislative Assembly, switched on the power supply in the presence of Ambujwadi residents and the Tata Power distribution team. In order to meet the demands of the consumers in the area, Tata Power has successfully established a consumer sub-station and laid the LT network which will initially cater to the requirement of over 5,000 consumers.
Speaking on the occasion, Padmanabhan, executive director, operations, Tata Power, said, “Until today Ambujwadi residents were deprived of electricity, which is one of the most essential amenities, especially in a metropolitan city like Mumbai. We are happy to light up the lives of Ambujwadi residents and empower them along with other Tata Power consumers, with efficient, affordable, 24×7 power at convenience. We are thankful to the Maharashtra State Government for their support in our endeavour to provide power supply to Ambujwadi residents.”
Mr Nirupam and Mr Shaikh appreciated Tata Power’s efforts in provisioning power supply to the residents of Ambujwadi. The company has put in a lot of efforts to supply basic necessities to Ambujwadi residents and lay extensive cables during heavy monsoon.
Ambujwadi is located in the western suburbs of Mumbai, very close to the Malwani area in Malad (West) and came into existence post 2006. The region is predominantly a slum area located over a large tract of land. Ambujwadi has a total population of around 50,000 people and this slum is inhabited by workers that include construction labourers, hawkers, domestic workers, etc. Since its inception, the area is devoid of electricity supply.