DHBVN drive to stop 'kundi' connections

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Hisar, Dec 2 (UNI) Under a massive campaign of releasing connections in rural area to stop people from resorting to using ''kundi connections'', the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) organised camps in over 100 villages and provided metered power supply in cent per cent houses of 30 villages during last 15 days.

In rest of the villages, over 90 per cent houses have been provided metered power supply by releasing spot connections in the camps, Managing Director, DHBVN Vijayendra Kumar, said in a meeting of officers of the Nigam's Operation Zone, Hisar.

In the Hisar zone, camps were organised in 60 villages electricity connections were provided in cent per cent houses of 18 villages and in over 90 per cent houses in rest of the villages, during last two weeks.

Such camps were organized in the area of the Operation Zone Gurgaon also. Connections are released on the spot by completing all formalities on the same day in these camps.

The managing director said that High Voltage Distribution System (HVDS), a power distribution system of international standard, would be provided in these villages for giving qualitative power supply at improved voltage.

The officers revealed in the meeting that under a massive campaign for recovery of defaulting amount of electricity bills, the DHBVN officials disconnected 30,000 connections of defaulter consumers during last 15 days and thousands of defaulter consumers were persuaded to pay their arrears.

Mr Vijayendra Kumar asked the officers that no defaulter should be left connected with the power distribution system of DHBVN, to check theft of electricity effectively and provide excellent service to consumers who are paying their bills honestly on time.

The MD disclosed that to provide regular power supply to agriculture sector during fixed hours, the DHBVN would provide Rural Load Management System (RLMS) on transformers in rural area. With the installation of this system, three phase power supply will remain available round the clock in rural feeders also, thus, essential services like water works in villages would get sufficient power supply.

He said that as per new regulations of the Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC), a connection cut for third time on account of non payment of bill would not be reconnected before 72 hours even after depositing the pending bill.

He directed the officers to disconnect first the connections of bigger defaulters under the campaign and remove all electrical installations like lines, poles, transformers, etc. of those tube wells which are permanently disconnected and the bills wer not paid for long time.

He gave target of disconnecting all the defaulter tubewell and industrial connections immediately.

He also gave prizes to the officials of Operation Circle Sirsa, Operation Divisions Tohana and Fatehabad and Operation Sub-Division Bawani Khera for achieving targets given in the last meeting and appreciated their efforts for improving the service. Mr I S Nain, Director and Mr V K Singal, Chief General Manager of DHBVN were also present in the meeting.

UNI

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