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No power cuts in state, claims PSPCL

punjab Updated: May 24, 2014 08:59 IST
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Even though the consumers are complaining about power cuts, the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited has claimed that no power cut was imposed in the state.

In a press release, PSPCL chairman-cum-managing director KD Chaudhri, informed that the power supply position in Punjab had been comfortable so far.

He disclosed that the daily demand of power had crossed 1300 lakh units and the same had been made available through own generation, central sector allocations and purchases.

The CMD said that presently no power cuts were imposed on any category of consumers and adequate power was being given to farmers. Despite a rise in temperature and increase in demand no weekly off on fur nace and rolling mills had been imposed, he added.

Chaudhri hoped that in coming days the issue of coal supply with PANEM will also be sorted out.

It will be ensured that no shortage of power will be faced by electricity consumers of Punjab and eight hours uninter rupted power supply will be given to far mers for paddy this year.

The CMD said that the position of coal supply at PSPCL plants was also satisf actory and enough reserve stock was present in three power plants. He said the matter for coal supply had been taken up with Coal India Limited and they had further increased the supply of coal rakes.

Meanwhile, on a call given by the PSEB Engineers’ Association, all engineers from the rank of assistant engineer to chief engineer of the PSPCL and the PSTCL throughout the state would switch off their mobile phones from 9 am to 5 pm on Friday.

The association has decided to intensify the agitation and all engineers would proceed on one-day mass casual leave after June 10.

The association has appealed to the chief minister of Punjab Parkash Singh Badalto intervene and listen to the concerns of engineers.

Otherwise, the association would be forced to intensify the stir to press for the resolution of the issue.

However, the PSPCL has claimed that engineers agitation was a flop show. No engineer switched off mobile phone as claimed by the PSEBEA.

“I thank engineers for not switching off their mobiles forand ensuring uninterrupted power supply to consumers of Punjab,” said KD Chaudhri.