No power tariff hike for next three-years: Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar today said that there will be no hike in power tariffs during the tenure of the current government.
To cut cost of electricity the state government has asked Centre to allow it to surrender power from NTPC’s Jhajjar project.
The chief minister said that Haryana is a power surplus state that has 14 power generation plants of its own. Besides, electricity is also received from 51 other sources under Central and other agreements.
The chief minister said that the losses of power distribution companies in the state have increased to Rs 29,000 crore and measures are being taken to overcome these losses. Haryana has given its consent to the Centre under the UDAY scheme so that the burden of accumulated losses on power DISCOMS could be minimized.
“It has been decided to shut down aging Panipat Thermal Power Station virtually lying boxed up for the last many years. Similarly, it has been decided to surrender 693 MW of Aravali NTPC Jhajjar Power for a period of one year which is causing fixed expenses of Rs 830 crores rupees per annum,” an official of Haryana power department said.