Lok Satta

Thursday, 25 July 2013 05:35

MEDIA RELEASE: DERC & DELHI GOVT SHOULD BE RECHRISTENED AS AMBANI ENTERPRISE

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MEDIA RELEASE
(25 JULY 2013, NEW DELHI)

DERC & DELHI GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE RECHRISTENED AS AMBANI ENTERPRISE

Shame to know that DERC is contemplating increase in tariff for electricity and subsequently Delhi Government will contemplate to reduce. This is a farce being played on the innocent public and has nothing to do with rising costs but more to do with election funding stated Shri Anurag kejriwal, State President, Lok Satta Party.

Electricity is available on exchanges at Rs.3/unit on long term basis and with a 15% profit the discoms can easily provide the citizens at Rs.3.50/unit. Why should citizens pay for the inefficiency of DISCOM’s? Better to re-nationalise the DISCOM’s and hand it over to NDMC which is operating more successfully and in profit feels Shri Anurag Kejriwal.

Cong, BJP & AAP are on the same page and resistance by BJP & AAP is only token to provoke public sentiment which is not forthcoming as public has understood their real intentions. All are partners in plundering wealth of citizens.

Government to provide Rs.20000 crores as financing to DISCOM’s for what – running inefficiently or for shoring up the Balance Sheets of ADAG Group and Tata which is reeling under losses. ADAG Group handed over Airport Express to DMRC when it suffered a loss of Rs.200 crores and they still continue to operate as a DISCOM inspite of repeated losses.

Where is the 5400MW power promised to Delhi and funded by Delhi – why are all the three parties quiet on the same – this power should be available to Delhi at Rs.2.75/unit which is cost of generation.

Lok Satta Party strongly condemns any tariff hike and if this happens will gherao the CM residence and DERC office to compel them to reduce prices and bring it in line with current market.