Project 'Tatkal' to provide elec conn. within 24 hrs of appllication

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New Delhi, Jan 14 (UNI) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today launched a new project 'Tatkal' which offers to the customers new power connection within 24 hours after submission of application forms.

Addressing reporters after launching the project "Tatkal" at a function organized at BSES 66 Grid Sub-station, Chilla at Mayur Vihar Phase-I, the Chief Minister said that all hassles coming in the way of submission of application forms for new electricity connections and installation of meters have been removed.

The application would be processed and all assistance in documentation including stamp paper and photographs would be provided absolutely free.

The applicants are required to come only with their ID proof.

The customers need not to go anywhere for the payment of demand note because the cashier would be available on-line during the camp.

She said pending energy dues on the premises will also not be a hindrance in applying for connection as facility for payment in installments is being offered.

The customers from JJ clusters would be able to pay line charges of Rs 1200 in 12 monthly installments and those from non-JJ cluster areas, Rs 3000 in 30 monthly installments along with deposit of Rs 350 and Rs 600 respectively.

Ms Dikshit said that this would create an atmosphere of trust and goodwill which would enable customers to apply for new connections in large number resulting in overcoming power theft. This would also accelerate pace of electrification.

The Chief Minister announced that meter in premises of eligible applicants would be installed within 24 hours once the documentation is complete.

Around 250 applications were submitted today in inaugural function. Speaking at the function, where Delhi Power Minister A K Walia, local MP Sandeep Dikshit, Power Secretary Rajendra Kumar, CEO BYPL, and MLAs Brahm Pal and Veer Singh Dhingan were also present, Ms Dikshit exhorted Distcoms to adopt "Power on, Delhi on" concept and strive hard to provide best possible services.

She expressed hope that around 40,000 new connections would be released by March 2008.

Delhi is all set to become a power surplus state and would add around 6000 MW to its present generation capacity within five years.

Ms Dikshit further stated that Power Department has chalked out an action plan to meet power demands during the Commonwealth Games.

Speaking on the occasion, Power Minister A K Walia stressed the need to save power and exhorted people to go for CFL bulbs.

Mr Walia expressed confidence that the power situation in Delhi would be much better in comparison to other metro cities.


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