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No power shortage during Games: Dikshit

Last Updated: Thursday, September 16, 2010 - 19:55

New Delhi: Rejecting apprehension about
possible power shortage during the Commonwealth Games, Chief
Minister Sheila Dikshit today said the city will not face any
power cuts during the mega sporting event next month.

Dikshit, addressing a function, said there would not be
any power shortage in the city as government has already made
arrangements to ensure uninterrupted supply of electricity
during the event.

"The city government has made arrangements to ensure
ample power during the Games. In fact, the city has surplus
power today," she said, adding Delhi has also been getting
power from NTPC`s Dadri plant.

The city faced long power cuts during June and July as
daily power demand had soared beyond 4,600 megawatt on many

Dikshit said generation of power in 1,500 MW gas-based
Bawana power plant will commence soon.

Earlier Dikshit released a Citizens` Charter for BSES
consumers at the function. The Charter lists various consumer
rights and options for grievance redressal.

Dikshit said the release of Citizens` Charter is a step
forward in empowerment of consumers as they will become aware
of their rights.

"The charter will go a long way in enhancing consumer
satisfaction. It is also an excellent model to replicate in
all such public services," she said.

Dikshit asked the discoms to set new benchmarks in
standards of performance, governance, transparency and
consumer satisfaction.


First Published: Thursday, September 16, 2010 - 19:55

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