Delhi govt proposes compensation for unscheduled power cuts; awaits Governor’s nod

proposal was sent to the Lt. Governor for approval

Yet another proposal from the Delhi government, subject to the approval of Lt Governor Anil Baijal, would benefit the residents of the national capital.

This is because the proposal would encompass that citizens would be compensated for unscheduled power cuts lasting longer than one hour.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday approved the policy to provide compensation to users in case of “unscheduled power cuts by the private power distribution companies”.

The proposal was sent to the Lt. Governor for approval.

It is said that according to this new policy, in the case of an unscheduled power cut, the DISCOMS (power distribution companies) will have to restore the electricity within one hour and failure to do so shall result in a penalty of Rs 50 per hour per consumer for the first two hours.

The proposal also adds that Rs 100 per hour per consumer would be applicable after two hours.

The compensation would be provided to consumers in their monthly electricity bills.

The Delhi government sources have expressed confidence that LG will concur with the policy.

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