Non-availability of power from DVC to be taken up with Union Pow Min

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New Delhi, Aug 20 (UNI) Expressing deep concern over non-availability of power from the Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC), Delhi Power Minister A K Walia today said it could result into an acute problem during the next few months.

Addressing a high level weekly power review meeting, attended by Power Secretary Rajendra Kumar, senior officers of DISCOMs, DTL and Power Department, Dr Walia, who had earlier taken up this matter with the Union Power Ministry, said he has decided to meet the Union Power Minister in this regard and apprise him about Delhi's concern.

At his meeting with the Union Minister, Dr Walia would stress upon the need of supplying the promised power from the DVC.

There was an agreement with the DVC for supply of 400 MW power to Delhi. Later, it agreed to supply 150 MW power as its few units were not functional, though promised supply was never supplied to the capital.

It is expected that power demand in Delhi would go up during Winters. Dr Walia has also instructed DISCOMs to get ready to meet the growing power demand.

Expressing the Government's committment to provide reliable and un-interrupted power supply across the city, Dr Walia exhorted DISCOMs to intensify their programme relating to promotion of CFL bulbs and electronic choke. It was reported that sale of CFL bulbs has picked up during last week.

A scheme of upgradation of infrastructure in Assembly constituencies with consultation of respective MLAs was also discussed.

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