'Pay bills or face disconnection'

'Pay bills or face disconnection'

Non-payment of power bills will soon invite disconnection.

During an interactive session organised by Karnataka Small Scale Industries Association (KASSIA), Energy Minister D K Shivakumar on Friday said Karnataka Power Corporation Limited is facing a deficit of Rs 12,900 crore. It is not possible to supply power to people in such a scenario.

“There will be no compromise on bills of farmers, industrialists, companies or anybody for that matter,” he added.

“Nobody is willing to give us land to instal poles and lay cables. So, we have decided to buy land for laying cables by paying 60 to 70 per cent of the market rate and 100 per cent market rate for the land to be procured for installation of poles. The rule will be uniform for the land bought in both rural and urban areas,” he said. “We are working on the Gowribidanur- Hiriyur Line and the transmission will start in three months. Once the project becomes operational, the line will supply 300 MW power to the City,” the Energy minister said.

While legal hassles are delaying the Bidadi power plant, foundation stone will be laid next month to start 375 MW gas pipeline with BHEL to meet ever increasing demand for power.

Kudgi thermal power plant will start operating in August and is expected to generate 800 MW power. And the Yeramarus thermal power plant will start generating power next month.

DH Newsletter Privacy Policy Get top news in your inbox daily
Comments (+)