Defaulters to face disconnection of electricity: KPDCL

Electricity - Power Blackout

SRINAGAR — The Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Limited (KPDCL) has decided to disconnect the power connection of the consumers whose outstanding electricity tariff is pending for more than three months.

Talking to news agency Kashmir News Observer (KNO), Chief Engineer of KPDCL, Aijaz Ahmad Dar, said that a drive on the instructions of Managing Director KPDCL has been launched to act against the consumers whose outstanding is pending since long.

“We have already started a process in this regard and those whose outstanding is pending for more than three months will face the disconnection of power connection,” he said.

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However, he added that those who have not paid their electricity bills from the last one month or a two will be exempted.

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As the weather conditions have started to improve in the Valley, the KPDCL has decided to announce revised electricity schedules in the Valley after March 01.

Chief Engineer, Aijaz Ahmad Dar, said that there is no change in the power schedule as of now. However, he said that the revised schedule will be announced after March 01.

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Pertinently, the power department issues a curtailment schedule during winters as the electricity demand goes high due to the bone-chilling cold.

Unlike previous years, the 40-day harshest period, Chila-i-Kalan, didn’t witness any major snowfall this year.

Sources within the KPDCL said that the demand for power during the day has decreased manifold due to the rise in temperature. However, they said that the demand increases in the morning and evening hours only in the last couple of days.

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