Delhi News | Reported by Tanima Biswas; edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Tuesday August 18, 2015
Just as Arvind Kejriwal had alleged, power distribution firms in Delhi have been fleecing customers by inflating costs, partly to make up for their own inefficiencies, the state auditor has found.
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Sunday July 19, 2015
Citing the widening revenue gap to be around Rs 28,000 crore, Delhi's three private power distribution companies have pitched for early announcement of annual tariff revision.
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday May 26, 2015
Power tariff in New Delhi is likely to go up next month with the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) directing Delhi's power regulator DERC to restore a surcharge within three months to compensate the discoms for rise in power purchase cost.
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Friday April 3, 2015
The Aam Aadmi Party government today warned discoms of "serious consequences" if they resort to unreasonable excuses for load shedding and directed them to ensure uninterrupted power supply in the national capital.
Delhi News | Indo-Asian News Service | Sunday January 18, 2015
Their mutual animosity was not unknown. Now, after becoming the Congress Party's face for the Assembly polls in Delhi, former Union Minister Ajay Maken has hit out at former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.
Delhi News | Edited by Devesh Kumar | Thursday July 17, 2014
The three distribution companies (discoms) have been allowed to raise power tariff by 8.32 per cent.
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Thursday June 19, 2014
Power demand in the city recorded the season's highest of 5,528 MW on Wednesday, with the power distribution companies or discoms saying they are making all-out efforts to provide better electricity supply to consumers.
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Saturday May 31, 2014
Delhi power distribution companies BSES Rajdhani and BSES Yamuna today cleared about Rs 700 crore of dues to state-run NTPC, easing concerns of power supply disruptions in the areas they serve.
India News | Reported by Bhairavi Singh, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Wednesday February 12, 2014
People in Delhi who refused to pay inflated bills and joined Arvind Kejriwal's campaign against power distribution companies last year will now be rewarded - they will have to pay only half their bills, without any penalty.
Thursday February 6, 2014
Reliance Infra-backed BSES discoms on Thursday sought Rs 450 crore "dues" from Delhi government and MCDs to overcome their immediate "financial difficulties" and avoid blackouts in 70 per cent areas even as the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) dispensation maintained it will not adopt a "lenient" approach in dealing with the firms.
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday February 4, 2014
Reliance Infra-backed BSES discoms on Tuesday criticised Delhi government for recommending to power regulator DERC to revoke their licenses, saying the proposal was "arbitrary" and "illegal" and will be a huge setback to power sector reforms.
Delhi News | Nikita Niraj Arora | Sunday February 2, 2014
The state-run power generation company National Thermal Power Corporation or NTPC on Saturday gave a supply suspension notice to BSES Rajdhani and BYPL, two of the three distributing firms or discoms in Delhi, from February 11.
Delhi News | Edited by Shamik Ghosh | Saturday February 1, 2014
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Delhi News | Edited by Devesh Kumar | Wednesday January 22, 2014
The three discoms that supply power to the Capital -Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd., BSES Rajdhani and BSES Yamuna-have challenged the CAG's authority to audit their finances, arguing that only reputed firms empanelled by the audit watchdog could do the job.
Thursday January 16, 2014
His comments come against the backdrop of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announcing reduction in power tariffs by up to 50 per cent for consumers using up to 400 units a month. Congress leaders in Mumbai Sanjay Nirupam and Priya Dutt have demanded the same in Mumbai.
Delhi News | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Monday January 6, 2014
Delhi's Arvind Kejriwal government may cancel the licences of power distribution companies who refuse to have their financial records examined by the national auditor, Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung today said.
Tuesday April 23, 2013
Electricity rates in the national capital are likely to go up soon with Union Power Ministry turning down a request by Delhi Government to provide cheaper power to the city, while private discoms are pushing for a steep hike in tariff due to increasing operational cost.
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Sunday February 24, 2013
Under attack for the rise in power tariff, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Sunday said people will have to pay if they want round-the-clock power supply.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday February 1, 2013
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Friday outright rejected Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal's allegations of her being in collusion with power discoms to not lower power tarrif in the capital, terming them an "utter lie".
India News | Edited by Shamik Ghosh | Sunday September 23, 2012
For the first time after splitting from Anna Hazare, anti-graft activist Arvind Kejriwal today led a protest against hike in power tariffs, alleging that the Delhi government and private discoms were out to loot people.
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Friday November 25, 2011
Acting tough, the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has served notices on Reliance Infrastructure-backed distribution companies or discoms, asking why their licences for operation should not be suspended for failing to pay their dues to various generation and transmission companies.
Delhi News | The Press Trust of India | Thursday March 3, 2011
Delhi Government today directed all three private discoms in the city to prepare a 'summer action' plan so that the city does not face any power shortages this coming season.Power Minister Harun Yusuf told each of the three discoms to prepare their action plan for areas under their operation so as to ensure sufficient availability of power. "The di...
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday June 28, 2009
Dikshit also held out hopes for an improvement in the power situation by Monday.