100 illegal connections cut off, more action against power theft
Jammu, September 1: Due to frequent damage of 250 KVA transformer at Nizzo Mohalla, Teli Basti and on the complaints of general public, the Executive Engineer, EM & RE Division Vijaypur, directed inspection in a small area of Nizzo mohalla Teli Basti.
During the inspection, almost 10 cooking heaters were confiscated and 100 illegal connections of jhuggis were disconnected.
Almost 15 energy meters had been bypassed by the consumers as well.
Stern action is being taken against those indulged in power theft.
According to T R Sharma, Asstt. Engineer, “Many warnings have already been issued. The drive will continue on the illegal connections on this transformer till all the connections are regularised. Penalties amounting to approximately Rs.50,000 under rule have been imposed on defaulters. Public was also advised to regularise their illegal connections at the earliest to avoid disconnections.”