Delhi Power Minister Satyendra Jain today wrote a scathing letter to Anil Ambani on frequent power cuts by BSES and asked him to present a road map on the same, according to TV reports.
Last month, the minister said there is no shortage of power in the national capital and whatever problems residents were facing were due to local faults.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal recently called a meeting of discoms where compensation for consumers who face power cuts longer than two hours was a major issue.
The Delhi government has been maintaining that there is no shortage of power in the city and that there is a provision for more power if the need arises, but the discoms were not performing routine maintenance and getting their act together.
Kejriwal had earlier said that his government has given policy directions to the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC), adding that unscheduled power cuts have to be fixed within two hours and if that doesn’t happen, the people in that area must be compensated.
“We are keeping an eye on each and every fault. Why did we privatise power 15 years ago? For improvement, not tariff hikes. Discoms have to be held accountable. They keep blaming local faults. BSES areas have been experiencing more power cuts while TPDDL (Tata Power) areas have faced fewer snags,” Kejriwal said.
(With inputs from ANI)