Uttar Pradesh Energy Company Ltd (UPPCL) chairman M Devraj has directed engineers to hold out raids in areas with excessive line losses and encourage households stealing electrical energy there by means of ‘katiyas’ (unlawful electrical energy connectivity) to subscribe to formal and authorized energy connections.
Holding a video convention with officers and engineers right here on Saturday, he mentioned there have been 3.25 crore energy shoppers however the quantity was too low contemplating the truth that the state’s inhabitants was greater than 25 crore. “Aside from conducting raids in theft-ridden areas, additionally be sure that an influence connection demanded by any client is sanctioned with none problem for the applicant,” he mentioned.
Devraj mentioned one of many principal aims of the state-wide KYC (Know Your Buyer) drive launched on February 1 for 2 weeks was additionally to extend the variety of formal energy connections within the state moreover gathering shoppers’ contact particulars. “Katiya connections needs to be regularised during the drive,” he mentioned. He additional directed officers to make sure that shoppers acquired appropriate payments on time each month.