It is shocking news for industry that power cut has been extended: CICU
Says never in the history of the State of Punjab, there was such a prolonged power cut
Ludhiana: Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings (CICU), Ludhiana has stated that it is shocking news for the industry that the power cut has been extended till July 15, 2021. Never in the history of the State of Punjab, there was such a prolonged power cut.
A release said it is astonishing to note that suddenly power plants developed snag and by virtue 3 power plants in Punjab (Talwandi Sabbo, Ropar and Lehra Mohabbat) have been partially or fully shut down.
There is set schedule for maintenance of power plants. It seems PSPCL and concerned officers are not performing their duties well.
CICU has urged the state government to sack the senior officers responsible for the crisis.
Upkar Singh Ahuja, President, CICU and Pankaj Sharma, general Secretary, CICU jointly stated that industry is unable to operate under such circumstances. There are huge losses both tangible and intangible. Production is on standstill and industry like engineering, steel, forgings, casting, and reclamations are losing orders.
J.S Bhogal, Publicity Secretary, CICU said that export orders suffering a lot and penalties will be imposed by the buyers.
Honey Sethi, Organizing Secretary and Rajat Gupta, Press Secretary mentioned that PSPCL must to be panelized and should not to raise the bill for the month of July and August to compensate industry.