News Desk, Amar Ujala, Lucknow
Published by: Pankaj Srivastava
Updated Fri, 10 Sep 2021 11:19
Power Corporation has released the list of defaulting companies of 2194 mobile towers located in the state. In this, a liability of Rs 18 crore has been given on the electricity bill till July on the companies.
Pankaj Kumar, Managing Director of Power Corporation, has expressed displeasure by sending a letter to the Managing Directors of all Power Distribution Corporations in this regard on September 3 and has given instructions to recover the dues. The letter mentions a particular telecom company as the big defaulter. According to the letter, Purvanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam has the highest electricity bill dues of mobile towers. There is a liability of Rs 1176.31 lakh on 556 connections. Madhyanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam is at number two.
Connection not disconnected despite orders
The electricity bill of a mobile tower ranges from 10 to 50 thousand rupees. The Corporation has entrusted the responsibility of collecting the electricity bills of the towers to XEN. It is ordered that those who do not pay the bill should be disconnected, but due to nexus with the mobile companies, the power supply continues despite the bills remaining.
Connections and liabilities of towers in corporations
Corporation connection liability in Rs.
Purvanchal 556 1176.31 Lakh
Madhyanchal 598 447.36 lakh
Dakshinachal 436 119.28 lakh
Paschimanchal 604 56.19 Lakh
Action will be taken against those XEN, SDO, JE who are not recovering the electricity bill of mobile tower due to negligence. The process of recovery is being started from the defaulters of the list issued by Power Corporation.
– Pradeep Kakkar, Director (Commercial) Madhyanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam