Tata Power, has been undertaking numerous initiatives to spread awareness on safety not only at the workplace, but also to the community. In line with this, the Company has undertaken various initiatives to sensitise and educate locals residing around high-voltage transmission lines as part of its ‘Jan Jagruti Abhiyan'. The objective of the initiative is to reduce the electrical accidents that can be caused while living in areas which are close to high-voltage transmission lines. Mr. Kiran Digaovkar, Assistant Commissioner, Mumbai graced the event at Indira Nagar, Mandala, Mankhurd and appealed residents to follow the guidelines to save themselves and their families from the electrical accidents.
More than 11560 citizens in Indira Nagar, Mandala, Mankhurd, Wadala, Parel, Dharavai, Mankhurd, Kurla, Malvani, Malad, Laljipada, Kandivali, Ekta Nagar, Bihari Tekdi, Borivli (E), Thembipada, Bhandup, Vikroli and Kanjurmargh, Mumbra, Morarjinagar, Khopoli and Ambernath were sensitised through street-plays and door to door campaigns in the month of May and June 2014.
Speaking on this initiative, Mr. V K Chourey, Head-Transmission, Mumbai Operation, Tata Power, stated, “We at Tata Power give high importance to safety and wellbeing of all our stakeholders. ‘Jan Jagruti Abhiyan' aims to educate about the precautions to be observed for the Mumbaikars residing in vicinity of EHV Lines. During this drive we have sensitised over 11560 citizen and we will continue to spread safety awareness message to reduce accidents around transmission lines. We are thankful to all the Tata Power employees and volunteers who made this programme a great success.”
Mr. Ashok Sethi, Executive Director, Tata Power added, “Our campaign has received an overwhelming response and gives us motivation to continue with these awareness drives to spread the safety messages concerning the transmission lines.”
Mr. Kiran Digaovkar, Assistant Commissioner, Mumbai appreciated Tata Power for their continuous effort to spread awareness amongst the Mumbaikars living around the High Tension lines. Tata Power conducted an awareness session to educate the nearby residents as well as to minimise damage to property of citizens. Tata Power also conducted a Laser project – ‘Ghar Ghar Mein’ under the Jan Jagruti Abhiyan programme at all locations of Transmission divisions during the Sankranti festival. Jan Jagruti Abhiyaan is aimed at increasing awareness among citizens regarding the hazards of carrying out unauthorised activities in the vicinity of high-tension lines. These sessions include a presentation and a short film on the hazards of unauthorised construction of structures, flying kites, TV cable stringing, drying clothes, etc. in the vicinity of high-tension lines and do's and don’ts to avoid any related hazards. In addition to this, Tata Power organises a special safety awareness programme (street plays with the help of NGOs) in the vicinity of high-tension lines under its Jan Jagruti Abhiyaan initiative.
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