While one part of India is cribbing about its slow internet connection and giving a poor rating to their cab drivers for not setting the right temperature in this heat, the other just found out what it feels like to have electricity supply and a state transport bus.
At a time when government promises like a digital economy, all electric cars by 2030 and free Wi-Fi to entire cities seem like distant dreams, the administration did manage to provide power to the residents of a remote village in Maharashtra after 70 years of independence.
As per a report in The Indian Express, Bulumgavan, a remote village in the interiors of Melghat forest in Maharashtra's Amravati district, received electric supply and state transport bus connectivity for the first time on Friday, 13 April.
Earlier, the state transport buses stopped 4 km before the village and people had to complete rest of journey by foot.
The report added that a 26-year-old Chief Minister’s Rural Development Fellow from Amravati stayed in the village for a year to understand the problems.
The bus service will also benefit three other villages in the region – Katkumbh, Jeeradhana and Hatnada, the report said.
‘Extremely happy,’ wrote Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter on Sunday on the news of Bulumgavan getting electric supply.
(With inputs from The Indian Express.)