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Power cut: Brace yourself, Zirakpur to go dark for 35 hours; water supply will be hit too

PSPCL announces rotational shutdown from 6am on Monday to 5pm on Tuesday for capacity upgrade at Dhakoli substation. 
Despite souring temperatures, Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has announced the “rotational” cut, which is set to leave the residents high and dry.(Representative image)
Despite souring temperatures, Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has announced the “rotational” cut, which is set to leave the residents high and dry.(Representative image)
Updated on Jun 03, 2018 11:55 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mohali | By HT Correspondent, Mohali

Free agri power burden: PSPCL projecting higher transmission and distribution losses

Eyebrows are also being raised on the power utility availing extra subsidy for nearly 2,000 million units worth Rs 1,000 crore every year from 2010-17, that has cost around Rs 7,000 crore to the state exchequer, since.
As per the PSERC tariff order pronounced on April 19, different generation houses supplied 53,021 million units (MUs) to the Punjab State Transmission Corporation limited (PSTCL) in 2016-17. It pumped 51,696 MUs into the PSPCL network, after making T&D losses of 2.5% (1,325 MUs).(HT File)
As per the PSERC tariff order pronounced on April 19, different generation houses supplied 53,021 million units (MUs) to the Punjab State Transmission Corporation limited (PSTCL) in 2016-17. It pumped 51,696 MUs into the PSPCL network, after making T&D losses of 2.5% (1,325 MUs).(HT File)
Updated on May 07, 2018 09:30 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Gurpreet Singh Nibber

Rs 16-cr scam in PSPCL’s purchase of meters comes to light; probes on

“It looks as a scam as the whole tender approved by the directors was amended, causing loss to PSPCL”
PSPCL directors approved purchase of 131 meters at Rs 800 each for installing on transformers and 2.54 lakh meters at Rs 468 each for consumers premises, with 35% premium over these rates, said the complaint.(HT file/Representative image)
PSPCL directors approved purchase of 131 meters at Rs 800 each for installing on transformers and 2.54 lakh meters at Rs 468 each for consumers premises, with 35% premium over these rates, said the complaint.(HT file/Representative image)
Updated on May 03, 2018 09:24 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patiala | By Vishal Rambani, Patiala

Slow lifting of wheat creates glut in Faridkot markets, traders threaten stir

It is mandatory for agencies to lift the crop within 72 hours of purchase.
Wheat waiting to be lifted at the Faridkot grain market.(HT Photo)
Wheat waiting to be lifted at the Faridkot grain market.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 23, 2018 10:59 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Faridkot | By Gagandeep Jassowal, Faridkot

Punjab farmers worried over field fires, hope for compensation

At least six cases of ready-to-harvest wheat gutted in several districts in Punjab over the past week.
Farmers claim that in most cases, the cause of the fire is short-circuiting of overhead high-tension electricity wires that criss-cross their fields.(HT Photo)
Farmers claim that in most cases, the cause of the fire is short-circuiting of overhead high-tension electricity wires that criss-cross their fields.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 23, 2018 10:51 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Muktsar | By Sarbmeet Singh

Rs 90k power bill: 55-year-old Patiala man accuses two officials of harassment, ends life

He has alleged in his suicide note that the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited officials had snapped power supply to his house.
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Updated on Apr 04, 2018 10:49 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patiala | By HT Correspondent, Patiala
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