JPDCL disconnects power of more than 1700 consumers including Hotels/Industries

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JPDCL disconnects power of more than 1700 consumers including Hotels/Industries

In a recent development, the Jammu Power Distribution Corporation Limited (JPDCL) has taken significant action against defaulters, disconnecting the power of over 1700 consumers, including prominent entities such as hotels, industries, and influential individuals. This move comes as part of an ongoing effort to address ‘illegal’ power connections and delinquent payments across the region.

The disconnection drive, executed over a span of two days, has not only aimed to sensitize the masses about the importance of clearing their electricity bill dues but also to cultivate timely payment habits. Notably, this initiative has resulted in a substantial increase in revenue for the JPDCL, underlining the severity of the issue at hand.

The spokesperson for JPDCL emphasized the necessity of immediate settlement of pending dues by all consumers to avoid disconnection. The corporation’s intensified inspection process, including day and night patrolling, has been pivotal in identifying and addressing energy theft, financial irregularities, and violations of agreed load parameters and meter bypassing.

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This crackdown underscores JPDCL’s commitment to providing relief to genuine consumers while addressing the actions of erring individuals. The corporation has stressed the need to curb practices like energy pilferage, which not only lead to outages but also result in damage to transformers, causing inconvenience to legitimate consumers.

The official statement from JPDCL also highlighted the company’s focus on providing reliable power supply, especially during the winter season, and the need to address outstanding payments promptly. The corporation has urged consumers to fulfill their financial obligations to ensure uninterrupted and reliable power supply.

This recent drive has covered various circles in the Jammu Division, with a substantial amount of revenue collected and pending arrear dues addressed. JPDCL’s actions underscore its unwavering dedication to maintaining the integrity of the power distribution system and ensuring fair and responsible energy usage by all consumers.

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