The Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has asked Anil Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Infrastructure, which runs two power distribution companies, to take steps to ‘rectify’ the power outage problem in the city and ensure round-the-clock electricity supply. The Delhi CM is worried about the long power outages, especially before the assembly polls. In a letter to Ambani, Dikshit said the power supply by BSES Yamuna Power (BYPL) and BSES Rajdhani Power (BRPL)- has worsened in the city contrary to expectation of improvement and asked him to take remedial measures at the earliest.
She said that it was shocking to know that the two discoms run by Reliance Infrastructure owed dues to the tune of Rs 3,337 crore to two Delhi government-run power generation and transmission companies.
In fact, the power supply situation would have been much worse, but for the generosity shown to both the discoms in the interest of the consumers by the companies owned by the Delhi Government. Seeking immediate payment of the dues, Dikshit said Reliance Infrastructure should immediately provide financial assistance to its two discoms so that they can pay up the amount.