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Smart meters could help improve detection of theft (a necessary but not sufficient condition for viable discoms), but they can’t accurately pinpoint all forms of theft alone(Pardeep Pandit/HT Photo)

Can smart meters solve India’s electricity problem? | Opinion

By Rahul Tongia
UPDATED ON MAR 10, 2020 10:19 PM IST
They are a valuable tool for improved discoms. But they can’t solve what are fundamentally governance failures
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Complaints can be made on state transport authorities helpline 0172-2700159 (office hours only) and traffic police helpline 1073 (24x7)Photo by Gurminder Singh/Hindustan Times.(Gurminder Singh/HT)
Complaints can be made on state transport authorities helpline 0172-2700159 (office hours only) and traffic police helpline 1073 (24x7)Photo by Gurminder Singh/Hindustan Times.(Gurminder Singh/HT)

450 challaned for driving auto without meter in Chandigarh

By Rajanbir Singh, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 21, 2019 06:30 AM IST
Traffic police started the drive from October 10 following high court orders
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Former Uttar Pradesh BJP chief Laxmikant Bajpai has raised serious questions over smart meters being installed across the state, as well as the state-wide anti-power theft raids being carried out by the UP Power Corporation Ltd (UPPCL).(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO (Representative))
Former Uttar Pradesh BJP chief Laxmikant Bajpai has raised serious questions over smart meters being installed across the state, as well as the state-wide anti-power theft raids being carried out by the UP Power Corporation Ltd (UPPCL).(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO (Representative))

Ex UP BJP chief questions smart meters, anti-power theft raids

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 08:55 PM IST
In a letter sent to energy minister Shrikant Sharma on Thursday, Former Uttar Pradesh BJP chief Laxmikant Bajpai indicated that smart meters run faster than the electronic meters.
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A three-year delay in transfer of water connection from the Haryana Shahri Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP) to the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) has led to loss of revenue and water because the new water connections—estimated to be around 20,000— given out during this time could not be fitted with meters, civic official said.
A three-year delay in transfer of water connection from the Haryana Shahri Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP) to the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) has led to loss of revenue and water because the new water connections—estimated to be around 20,000— given out during this time could not be fitted with meters, civic official said.

20,000 new water connections in Gurugram are without meters

By Kartik Kumar | Gurugram
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2019 08:34 AM IST
This was revealed after a meeting in this regard took place between MCG and HSVP officials in Chandigarh on Thursday.
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CCET is under the administrative control of the directorate of technical education, Chandigarh administration, and is affiliated to Panjab University for its degree courses.(Wikipedia)
CCET is under the administrative control of the directorate of technical education, Chandigarh administration, and is affiliated to Panjab University for its degree courses.(Wikipedia)

Chandigarh MC snaps water supply to engineering college for not using meter

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2018 12:00 PM IST
Principal Manpreet Singh said he did not have any information about disconnection of the water connection.
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