Pune spared load shedding woes

April 4th, 2008 - 11:48 pm ICT by admin  

Pune, April 4 (IANS) It is good news for residents of Pune as the proposed load shedding, starting April 5, will not be implemented, a power discom official said here Friday. According to the deputy public relation officer of the Maharashtra State Electric Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL), Chandrakant Gaurav: “The MSEDCL, Tata Power Company and Tata Power Trading Corporation have entered into a tripartite arrangement for supplying additional power to Pune zone.”

As per the arrangement, agreed upon by the parties in Mumbai, the Tata Power Company will supply additional 100 mega watts (MW) of power to Pune.

The power supply starts Friday midnight. This arrangement was reached for one year till April 14, 2008.

Pune has been facing power shortage to the tune of 160 MW daily, as the Captive Power Plants were unable to meet the growing power demands of the city.

The additional power will not come cheap and according sources, the new power tarrif could be anything from Rs.12 to Rs.15 per unit.

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