HC notice to State, Centre on power crisis

HC notice to State, Centre on power crisis

Hearing a public interest litigation by G R Mohan, the City based advocate and party in person, the division bench comprising Justice Gopalagowda and Justice B S Patil has ordered hand summons to Union Ministry for Power and Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited (KPTCL).

Blaming the State and union government, the petitioner submitted that the power cut is affecting the studies of the students who are preparing for the examinations.

Pointing out that  the distribution of power supply through out the state is governed by the Central Act The Electricity Act, 2003 and The Electricity Rules, 2005, the petitioner said that the respondents have failed in their duties, neglected the State and made the people to suffer a lot due to their improper management of power generation and distribution of the load in scientific manner.

“Karnataka is the second largest state in relation to power theft cases next to Andhra Pradesh. There are 45,982 power theft cases in the State for the past three years. It is one of the major factor which has a impact on the financial health of the power supply agencies which resulted in frequent load- shedding and unscheduled outage of power supply and generation,” he said.

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