Bescom plays safe haven for temple

Power play

In the heart of the middle class “ghetto”, Malleswaram, a temple has been built within the Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM) office.

Crammed between the entrance and the bill payment counters, the temple seems to have occupied the little available setback on the premises. While the gods smile over their believers hordes of citizens queue up in lines extending out onto the road to pay their bills adjacent to the temple construction each day.

Free electricity

One of the oldest centres to collect the bills to be paid by the citizens, BESCOM office now seems to be supplying free electricity to the temple that has become an “annexure” building to their main sub-division office. 

Sudden rise

The temple, which was never a part of the BESCOM office, seems to have taken shape in the last few months leading to curiosity among the residents in the locality.

When questioned over the illegal construction, BESCOM Managing Director (MD), Tushar Girinath stated that temple existed for a long time and dismissed any new constructions within their office premises.

“There is no new temple is being constructed over there. The existing temple is outside the BESCOM office,” he said.

 So if the temple is not part of the BESCOM premises then did the electricity company encroach upon the temple property?  The BESCOM MD, in the meantime, has stated that if there was a construction of temple within the premises then he will look into the matter.

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