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Power privatisation: Delhi RWAs demand CBI probe

RWA representatives condemned power privatisation in the city for faulty meters, inflated bills and tariff hike.

india Updated: Jul 14, 2006 18:38 IST

Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs) on Friday said that "corrupt practices" of the private electricity distribution companies had caused a power crisis in the capital and demanded a CBI inquiry into the process of power reforms.

Power problems faced by the citizens dominated the annual all-Delhi RWA Convention, with the association representatives claiming that although there was enough electricity to meet the demands of the city, there were malpractices on the supply side.

Most of the representatives expressed their anguish at how privatisation of power supply, introduced in the capital in 2002, had put a heavy financial burden on the people.

They also spoke about problems such as faulty metres, inflated bills and tariff hike.

"The privatisation of power is a criminal breach of trust the Delhiites have put on the government. There is no transparency in the functioning of discoms. They said there should be a CBI inquiry into the reforms process," said Capt AK Mahindra, president, Vasant Kunj RWA, a sentiment echoed by several other participants.