24-HOUR urban pattern supply announced for 1557 deras/dhanis of border and kandi areas of Punjab
Author(s): City Air NewsChandigarh, MAY 25, 2013: Keeping in view the hardships faced by the inhabitants of the border and Kandi areas living in Deras/Dhanis due to erratic power supply, the Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today...
Chandigarh, MAY 25, 2013: Keeping in view the hardships faced by the inhabitants of the border and Kandi areas living in Deras/Dhanis due to erratic power supply, the Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today announced to provide 24-hour uninterrupted domestic power supply on the urban pattern in 1557 Deras/Dhanis in the border and kandi region across the state at a cost of Rs.15.30 crore.
Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office said that Badal directed the Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd. (PSPCL) to ensure the timely completion of this ambitious project of electrification in the far flung areas of border and kandi areas of the state. He also gave nod to release the requisite funds to PSPCL immediately for the execution of this project. The Chief Minister asked the PSPCL to connect Deras/Dhanis with a cluster of three or more households in kandi and border area with UPS feeders after laying separate lines to ensure better power supply on the urban pattern and sought people’s co-operation to ensure timely completion of this gigantic task.
He further directed the PSPCL to carry out the work of shifting electric meters outside the consumer’s premises on war footing so as to complete the target with the public support at the earliest.
The Chief Minister also constituted a committee under the Chairmanship of Secretary Power, Anirudh Tiwari to work out the modalities for the settlement of outstanding arrears of the electricity bills due towards BPL and SC category domestic consumers’ upto March 31, 2013. He also ordered the PSPCL authorities to issue fresh power bills to these consumers on the basis of current consumption from the next billing cycle with effect from April 1, 2013.