Tamil Nadu launches online service for power consumers

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Chennai | Published: August 7, 2016 4:44:19 PM

In an e-governance initiative aimed at benefiting the common man in the Electricity sector, Tamil Nadu government has launched an online service for consumers to apply for low tension service connections.

 

Chief Minister Jayaraman Jayalalithaa launched the initiative on Friday, the government said today. (PTI)Chief Minister Jayaraman Jayalalithaa launched the initiative on Friday, the government said today. (PTI)

In an e-governance initiative aimed at benefiting the common man in the Electricity sector, Tamil Nadu government has launched an online service for consumers to apply for low tension service connections.

Chief Minister Jayaraman Jayalalithaa launched the initiative on Friday, the government said today.

Accordingly, consumers can now apply online to secure a new low tension (LT) service connection, and also upload all necessary documents on the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) website, and also make payment for this purpose, an official release said.

Provisions have been made to check the status and action taken on the application online itself, it said adding the measure would help save the people time.

Presently, people have to contact the respective TANGEDCO offices with filled-in forms to apply for new LT connections, the release said. The state has 2.7 crore LT consumers.

The Chief Minister also inaugurated 23 power sub-stations constructed across the state at an estimated Rs 242.25 crore in districts such as Tirupur and Salem.

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