Punjab State Power Corporation Limited has launched a massive campaign against the menace of power theft across the State as per the directions of chairman-cum-managing director A Venu Prasad and Director (Distribution) DIPS Grewal.
“The border zone of PSPCL has succeeded in detecting various cases of power theft and unauthorized use of electricity,” said PSPCL Chief Engineer, Border Zone (Amritsar), Pardeep Kumar Saini.
Saini said that a massive electricity checking drive was conducted in city, suburban circles of Amritsar, Taran Tarn, and Gurdaspur circles. “PSPCL checked total 7,246 connections out of which 428 cases of theft or unauthorized use of electricity has been detected. An amount of 48.47 lakhs has been charged to the defaulters consumers out of which Rs 10.82 lakhs have already been recovered,” he said.
He made it clear that stern action will be taken against the consumer indulging in these sort of illegal activities.
PSPCL spokesperson has appealed to all its consumers to help it in controlling the menace of electricity theft by providing information about it on Whatsapp no 96461-75770. PSPCL assured its consumers that their identity will not be disclosed.