Elephanta Island finally gets electricity

Elephanta Island, this picturesque location just 10 km off Mumbai was finally electrified by undersea cable.

The 1,200-odd inhabitants who live on Elephanta were dressed in festive finery as CM Devendra Fadnavis arrived to inaugurate the MSEDCL power supply. A flick of a switch lit up several LED bulbs which had been installed in homes, canteens and pathways.

Residents claim the island did have electricity during British rule but supply lines were reportedly torn down after 1947. Former CM Sharad Pawar had allocated funds but nothing came of it.

The tourist island has waged a long struggle with poor infrastructure. There is no school or doctor. 

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