Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said that his government has brought in ‘uniformity of power’ distribution in all 75 districts of the state and not just five districts, unlike the previous government. The Chief Minister added that a major challenge for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the state was to end VIP culture in the power supply system of the state. Adityanath said while addressing a rally at Allahabad, ”We have come up with a policy on power distribution which will uniformly provide electricity to all 75 districts of the state.” The Chief Minister also inaugurated a number of new power sub-stations and dedicated to the public some existing ones upon upgrade, according to PTI.
Adityanath said, ”Last month on the birth anniversary of BR Ambedkar we promised to provide round-the-clock power to all district headquarters, 20 hours of power to tehsil headquarters and provide 18 hours of power in rural areas.”
The Chief Minister said that the previous Chief Ministers of the state used to provide electricity disproportionately to their own constituencies. The CM added that these ‘VIP’ constituencies got electricity at the expense of other areas in the state.
Yogi Adityanath also said that the time to change a transformer had come down to less than 24 hours. He said that during the reign of other parties transformers were replacement took days in urban areas and months in rural areas.
The Chief Minister said that the government would soon resolve the problem of low voltage in rural areas and would provide round-the-clock power to all areas of Uttar Pradesh by October of next year.
Uttar Pradesh Power Minister Shrikant Sharma who was speaking at the same function said that the state government had successfully managed to curb the menace of power theft. Sharma also added that the government has successfully upgraded obsolete transformers, according to PTI.
UP CM Adityanath is in Allahabad for a two-day visit. The CM has met senior state officials including Chief Secretary and the Director-General of Police. Adityanath is taking stock of issues such as law and order, development activities and healthcare in Allahabad division, as per a PTI report.