HC stays construction of grid substation in Shahpura, calling it potential danger

Jaipur: Rajasthan High Court has stayed construction of 132kv grid substation in Shahpura. Justice Ashok Gaur passed the order on a petition filed by Shahpura Bar Association.

The High Court has also issued notices to the energy secretary, managing director and secretary of Jaipur Discom, SDM Shahpura, assistant Shahpura and executive officer of Shahpura Municipality and asked them to reply in four weeks.

Representing Shahpura Bar Association lawyers Mahendra Shandilya, Anshuman Saxena and PC Devanda told the court the grid substation is adjacent to the court where thousands of lawyers, petitioners and judicial officers sit.

The grid is being constructed just one foot away from where they all sit. Also, there is petrol pump opposite the grid. Therefore, there is potential danger to human life. In the past, a blast in a transformer had taken 12 lives, they informed the court. 

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