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The enforcement wing of PSPCL checked 3035 electricity connections on May 13 and 14. Out of which 120 consumers were found using stolen electricity and 464 were found stealing electricity in various ways.
There is a shortage of electricity these days in many districts of Punjab. Complaints of power theft are also being received from this state. In such a situation, ‘Kundi Hatao Abhiyan’ has been started by Punjab State Electricity Corporation Limited (PSPCL) to prevent theft of electricity. The enforcement wing of PSPCL checked 3035 electricity connections on May 13 and 14. Out of which 120 consumers were found using stolen electricity and 464 were found stealing electricity in various ways. At the same time, a fine of 8 lakh has been imposed for stealing electricity by taping the wire from outside to a load of 20 kilowatts running in the police station on Gill Road. The list of violators included religious places, a police station, houses in the Punjab Armed Police Complex and many others.
Spokesperson of PSPCL said that 88.18 lakh fine has been imposed on electricity theft at various places. Spokesperson said that, when the investigation teams were checking at Dera (near Sarhala near Jaintipur) number one under Sub Division (Amritsar), it was found that the entire load of 29.278 KW of Dera bypassed the meter by inserting a cable from 25 KVa transformer installed outside. It was being driven with a straight latch. For which a fine of Rs 4.34 lakh was imposed on the consumer.
23 Houses were used to steal electricity
Similarly, electricity was being stolen from the Dera Baba Lal Singh Bhairupa (Rampura Phool) dera in Punjab through tuff cable. In the colony of PAP Complex-Jalandhar, 23 houses used to use stolen electricity, they have also been fined Rs 6.23 lakh. Similarly, electricity theft was being done at a religious place in Punjab’s Jamalpur, Ludhiana by inserting a straight latch with a 25 mm cable. For this, a fine of 9.43 lakh was imposed on the consumers. Also a compounding fee of Rs 70,000 was charged.
Recently, only two to 20 days of coal were left in thermals in Punjab. On the other hand, Punjab recorded a maximum demand of 9052 MW, against which Powercom had power availability of 4000 MW, despite the continuous claims of the Punjab government. is. According to the data, four days were left in Ropar, two in Lehra Mohabbat, six in Talwandi Sabo, 20 in Rajpura and two days in Goindwal. While the demand for electricity is increasing due to the scorching heat of summer and the paddy season is also about to start from above.
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