Imphal may get 24×7 power supply from January 2016
Imphal, Oct 13: Officials of the Manipur State Power Distribution Company Limited (MSPDCL) has fined around Rs 5 lakhs from around 48 default power consumers in Imphal area in just one month beginning from September 19. According to report from the company the defaulter consumers were caught red handed during random door to door survey conducted by the staffs of the company under the strict supervision of the company`™s Managing Director.
Some of the defaulter consumers were found tapping the prepaid meters and some were found hooking the line from the main power source without informing the company officials.
The random drive is being conducted with an aim to improve revenue collection from Imphal area, as the company is working days and night to provide 24×7 power supply to the people in Imphal area from Janaury 2016. MSPDCL source said that the company spent Rs 10.5 crores for purchase of power to provide electricity for Imphal area but at present the company could collect only around rupees 5 crores from the consumers. This means there is a loss of around 50% and it is important for the company to improve revenue collection to fulfill the company`™s dream for providing 24×7 power supplies to the people, a source from the MSPDCL said.
The MSPDCL is now working days and night to make AB cable connection to all the areas in Imphal. The Company is giving priority to make the AB cable all over the place so that to prevent power theft.
`Vigilance teams have been created by the MSPDCL which are visiting consumer premises across Imphal on daily basis and those found bypassing the prepaid meters and consuming energy shall be fined and their energy supply may permanently be disconnected`, an official said quoting the Managing Director strict directions. Even the officials of the MSPDCL who turn blind eyes to such practice by the consumers had been taken up disciplinary against. One Assistant Manager has been recently suspended for involving in such activities that create commercial lost to the company