Starting July 21, UP to crack down on power theft

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Noida
  • Updated: Jul 12, 2015 23:13 IST

The Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) is planning a massive crackdown on power theft cases in the city. The drive will be kicked off on July 21 and will continue for two months.

According to the electricity department, during a video conference meeting called by the managing director of UPPCL, Sanjay Agarwal, the status of electricity supply in the entire state was discussed. The chief engineers were instructed to generate more revenue and bring down line losses to zero.

Under the drive, offenders will be fined and an FIR will be lodged against repeat offenders. A vigilance team has been constituted in each zone to supervise the drive.

It was ordered that the electricity supply and assistance to consumers would be directly proportional to the revenue generated from respective feeders. Villages and non-metered houses would be actively targeted under the drive.

“We are under immense pressure to generate more revenue from Gautam Budh Nagar district and bring line losses to zero.

The list of defaulters prepared at the head quarters was sent to the respective divisions so that stern action can be taken against such consumers. A vigilance team has been constituted in each zone to supervise the drive,” Mukul Singhal, superintending engineer of UPPCL, said.

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