Rawalpora Srinagar and nearby inhabitants suffer from unscheduled power outages
Rawalpora Srinagar and nearby inhabitants suffer from unscheduled power outages

Nov. 24, Srinagar: Disconnection drives, according to the Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Limited (KPDCL), will stop power theft and stabilize the curtailment plan.

According to a KPDCL statement released here, the company earned Rs 6.63 crore in income on Thursday.


According to the statement, the corporation’s efforts to prevent power theft were not up to par, and on Thursday, fines of Rs 7.95 lakh were levied.

The KPDCL official provided more information, stating that of the 1017 inspections that were done in the Kashmir division, 161 took place in Circle I Srinagar, 182 in Circle II Srinagar, 301 in Circle Ganderbal, 147 in Circle Pulwama, 66 in Circle Bijbehara, and 160 in Circle Sopore.

During the drives, a load of around 245 KW was increased over the corporation’s six circles.

In all 19 electric divisions, anyone discovered connecting wires on bare conductors and evading meters faced a penalty of Rs 7.95 lakh.

In the meantime, fewer domestic transformers (DTs) than the 64 recorded on Wednesday were reported damaged on Thursday as a result of overloading.

According to the spokesperson, 1048 additional residential, business, and industrial connections were severed for failing to pay energy bills that had been overdue for more than three months.

There are 266 commercial, 31 industrial, and 731 home customers included in this.

According to the spokesperson, the company will be able to adhere to the curtailment timetable with the assistance of inspection and disconnection efforts against power theft and delinquent customers.

In order to meet the deadlines set by the government, 61 transformers were repaired in addition to the 52 damaged DTs that KPDCL received on Thursday at its different workshops.

According to the spokesperson, who cited Executive Engineer, CWS, Pampore, “a total of 74 transformers are in different stages of repair, and 27 others are in ovens at Central Workshop Pampore.”

The spokesperson expressed worry about the recurring damage to repaired transformers and asked customers to use electricity wisely within their agreed load. If this wasn’t done, the DTs would be damaged again, which would affect real customers.

“Repeated damage to repaired transformers has been reported from several divisional-level workshops and the Central Workshop at Pampore.” The government-established replacement timeframe would be impacted by this tendency, the official said, urging strict adherence to DTs’ load capacity.

All residential, business, and industrial customers were warned by KPDCL to settle their outstanding energy bills or be permanently disconnected.

On Thursday, KPDCL recovered Rs 6.63 crore from users who owed them money for electricity.

The company is operating at full capacity, so the revenue realization numbers should increase even more over the next several weeks.



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