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Mukhi demands CBI proble in DVB privatisation

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, July 7 (UNI) Coming down heavily on the Delhi Government for the worsening power situation in the capital, three years after the privatisation of the distribution, Leader of opposition in the Delhi Legislative assembly Jagdish Mukhi today demanded a CBI probe into the privatisation of DVB.

''The result of privatisation of Delhi Vidyut Boar (DVB) is apparent to Delhiites that after three years of privatisation of electricity there is a big break down in the whole of Delhi and there is a load shedding of around 6-8 hours,''Prof Mukhi said in a statement issued here today.

''The nearly 6-8 hours cut, the fast running meter and steep hike in tariff is an outcome of privatisation of distribution of power,''he said.

''There is nobody to listen to regarding the steep hike in tariff and now Delhiites are feeling DISCOMs have cheated them. During the last year DISCOMs increased 10 per cent tariff but due to heavy protest from Delhiites, RWAs and the BJP, the CM announced 50 per cent subsidy. However, the subsidy is only upto July 14 2006 and afterwards DISCOMs will raise the tariffs. This is a big fraud with the people of Delhi,''Prof Mukhi said and demanded that either this subsidy should continue or this burden be imposed on DISCOMs.

Alleging that that there was a big scam of Rs 12,500 crores in privatisation of DVB, Prof. Mukhi demanded that Lt Gov B L Joshi order as CBI probe into the privatization of DVB.


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