Walia warns Distcoms over frequent power cuts despite surplus

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New Delhi, Oct 10 (UNI) Stressing the need for uninterrupted power supply across the city, Delhi Power Minister A K Walia today warned all the Distcoms over frequent power cuts despite a power surplus situation.

Chairing a weekly review meeting with Pr Secretary (Power) and CEOs of all the three Distcoms, Dr Walia, expressed surprise over the incidents of power cuts during the month of October, which is normally considered a month of lesser power consumption and asked the Distcoms to avoid loadshedding as it is creating embarrassment to the elected Government.

Dr Walia requested the Distcoms not to effect loadshedding on the pretext of ongoing power theft. He exhorted these companies to properly identify the theft-prone localities, which would go a long way in curbing loadshedding in those localities which have ceased to be theft affected.

Dr Walia asked the Distcoms to thoroughly go for inspection of all the street-lights to ensure cent per cent functional treet-lighting during the Diwali Festival. The Distcoms have been asked to immediately attend to complaints relating to non-functional street-lights.

The Power Minister also discussed issues relating to system upgradation.

Dr Walia also asked the Distcoms to chalk out an action plan for customers who are interested in conversion of their domestic connection to commercial connection.

The Minister also asked them to give wide publicity to the Amnesty Scheme, which would come into force from October 15.

Accordingly, the Distcoms would be inserting leaflets along with application forms in newspapers, apart from advertisements.

Posters would be displayed at their customer centres.

The information would also be made available at their website.

A public announcement would also be done through their Sanchar Vans.

The Distcoms would also be writing to the RWAs and sending e-mails to their registered customers.

UNI

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