Defaulters to be alerted before UPPCL snaps power supply

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Defaulters to be alerted before UPPCL snaps power supply

Wednesday, 22 March 2023 | PNS | Lucknow

The Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) will link the mobile numbers of each power consumer with the billing system and connections will be snapped only after the defaulters are sent an SMS alert.

Energy Minister AK Sharma said here on Tuesday that the ongoing work to link the mobile phone numbers of consumers with the billing system would benefit around 3 crore people across the state.  

Presiding over a review meeting of UPPCL, the minister asked the power engineers to ensure uninterrupted power supply to all religious places during the festival season. He also asked the officials to gear up for the summer season, which has already commenced. 

He asked the UPPCL to strengthen and repair the power distribution network and expedite the process of replacement of damaged transformers. In view of the increase in connected load, the number of trolley transformers would be increased accordingly, he said.

The minister also said that revenue recovery should be expedited and defaulters must face the consequences. The minister asked UPPCL to pay special attention to improvement in the power distribution network in the newly-created urban local bodies and monitor the process of restoration of power supply affected by the recent strike.

He said unseasonal rains had created a challenging situation for UPPCL as there had been breakdowns in many parts of the state. The minister claimed that the power supply across the state was normal and power was being supplied to urban and rural areas as per schedule. He said action against the power employees who went on strike would be taken as per the Allahabad High Court directions.

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