One-fourth of Gurgaon and Faridabad towns in Haryana, adjoining national capital New Delhi, will get 24-hours power supply, a senior officer of the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) said in Chandigarh on Monday.
The 24-hours power will be given to specific areas based on low aggregate technical and commercial (AT&C) losses. DHBVN managing director Amit Aggarwal said that consumers connected to 405 independent, industrial and urban electricity feeders with low AT&C losses would get 24-hour power supply.
He said that 24 feeders in Gurgaon and 23 feeders in Faridabad have qualified for extra power supply under the newly launched scheme of giving extra power to the feeders having low AT&C losses.
He said that one urban feeder each in Hisar and Sirsa towns have also qualified for the 24-hour supply under the scheme.
He said that 37 rural domestic feeders will get four hours extra supply, against the schedule of 19 hours for industries, 20 hours for urban and 12 hours for rural domestic consumers, under the scheme.
According to the present schedule of supply, urban domestic consumers, industries, rural domestic consumers and tube wells get power supply for 20 hours, 19 hours, 12 hours and 8 hours daily respectively.
Under the reward-oriented power regulatory measures, the independent, industrial and urban domestic consumers can get supply up to 24 hours a day and rural domestic consumers can get power supply for 16 hours a day.