New Delhi: Around twenty villages at Satna in Madhya Pradesh were without power for most of the night after the local administration decided to cut off the power supply, for the safe landing of Home Minister Rajnath Singh's chopper. Satna will see a maximum of 42 degrees Celsius on Sunday.
A notice in the local newspapers said power supply would be stopped from 4 pm on May 19 to 6 pm on May 20, as two high voltage power lines pass through the area, where the home minister's chopper is scheduled to land.
Rajnath Singh is visiting Kothi Nagar Panchayat in Satna at 11 am on Sunday, to unveil the statue of Thakur Ranmat Singh, who fought against the British during the mutiny of 1857.
"There is no water, no power in 20 villages...don't know what to do. We have babies at home. Everyone is suffering here, We have tried speaking to people in the local power department office...they said they are helpless," locals told NDTV.
The notice issued by the state's power department has 'regretted inconvenience' caused to the residents of the affected villages.