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Delhi CM writes to Reliance Infra over services of discoms

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, February 14, 2013
First Published: 23:36 IST(14/2/2013) | Last Updated: 23:38 IST(14/2/2013)

Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit has cautioned Reliance Infra chief Anil Ambani that the Delhi government would be forced to look for an alternative if the two power discoms in the Capital owned by his company did not improve services in the capital.


She said the Reliance-owned discoms —BSES Rajdhani Power Limited and BSES Yamuna Power Limited — had failed to ensure quality services to its residents.

In a letter, Dikshit asked Ambani to personally look into the issues “plaguing” the two BSES power discoms in Delhi.

“If remedial measures are not taken to improve the overall functioning of the two BSES power discoms, the Delhi government will be forced and duty-bound to look for alternative measures,” Dikshit said.

“The two Reliance-owned power discoms — BSES Rajdhani Power Limited and BSES Yamuna Power Limited — have not paid enough attention to augment the infrastructure, including changing cables, leading to overloading of transformers resulting in frequent tripping and load shedding.

“The satisfaction level of consumers is going down. There are complaints of load shedding … of longer period… The complaint register and ground situation does not match…. consumers are having to pay as well as suffer for the inefficiencies of your companies… this, our government would not be able to tolerate,” Dikshit wrote in the letter.

The two power discoms cater to almost two-thirds of the total number of power consumers in west, south and east Delhi.

The chief minister said the two discoms had also failed to seriously implement the AT&C loss reduction programme and there is “virtually no reduction in loss levels”. While the BYPL reported 18% AT&C loss in 2011-12, the BRPL reported 16.36%.

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