Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Vijay Goel seeks appointment to meet Sheila Dikshit to press for reduction in power tariff.

  • Vijay Goel will resolve the dispute between power companies and Municipal Corporations.
  •  Power Companies demand for more increase in power tariff.

New Delhi, 9th April.  The Discoms had demanded for 1.6 percent increase in power tariff in their accounts submitted with the DERC earlier. But now the power company BRPL has demanded increase of 6.5 percent in place of 1.6 percent on the ground that the previous accounts were unaudited. Shri Goel said that why did the DERC accept such accounts and when the objections have already been received then what is the justification of accepting this demand of the power companies that the tariff should be increased.

BJP Delhi Pradesh President Shri Vijay Goel will meet Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on the issue of increasing power tariff shortly. He has requested Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit that she should either call all party meeting on the issue of hike in power tariff or provide opportunity to us to place our arguments that how the power companies are looting the people and the DERC is helpless.

Recently the companies are demanding more hike in power tariff than their previous submission to the DERC and on the other hand the power companies are blackmailing by threatening to cut power supply to street lights. Shri Goel has to say that when Delhi Government has about 50 percent share in the power companies then how these companies are harassing the people without the consent of Delhi Government.

Shri Goel said that a meeting of all the three Mayors of Corporations, Leader of the House and Chairman of the Standing Committees will be called to consider the demand of the power companies and it will be decided whether the power companies have to pay the dues to the Corporations or the Municipal Corporations have to pay dues to the power companies.   
            Shri Goel further said that he is ready to go any person for securing relief to the people of Delhi from the increasing power tariff. Hence he has sought appointment from the Chief Minister. The Office bearers of the RWAs shall also accompany Shri Goel who has sought appointment for 12th April. He said that the Chief Minister will be convinced that the power tariff is on the higher side at present and it should not be hiked rather it should be reduced.   

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