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Electricity consumers in Haryana increased to 70.46 lakh

Chandigarh, (Aditi) - The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has conducted a virtual public hearing on the Annual Revenue Requirement (ARR) petition of Haryana's power distribution companies - Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) and Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN). The suggestions and objections of the officials of the distribution companies were recorded through the hearing. It is noteworthy that UHBVN had a public hearing on Thursday followed by DHBVN in the afternoon. HERC Members Sh. Pravindra Singh Chauhan and Naresh Sardana listened carefully to the suggestions and objections from both sides. In the morning, UHBVN presented its financial position through the power point presentation, after which UHBVN MD Sh. Shashank Anand spoke on behalf of the Nigam. During the hearing, HERC Members Pravindra Singh Chauhan and Naresh Sardana gave necessary guidelines on many topics including smart meters, consumer complaints center, electricity billing collection to the officials. In the virtual public hearing, all suggestions and objections received from the public were also carefully listened to and recorded. In the public hearing of DHBVN at 3 pm, a power point presentation was also presented before the Commission. It was informed that the number of electricity consumers has increased to 70.46 lakh in Haryana, out of which 32.84 lakh are of UHBVN and 37.62 lakh electricity consumers of DHBVN. When DHBVN MD Sh. Balkar Singh was presenting details of DHBVN's electricity consumers, the Commission directed them to release new pending connections, as well. It was informed that on October 1, 2020, a list of new connections of 60,587 new electricity consumers was pending with UHBVN while 24,058 with DHBVN. At the same time, the Commission asked to act more effectively for the satisfaction of electricity consumers so that they do not face any trouble. Earlier on January 21, Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam (HVPN) and Haryana Power General Corporation Limited (HPGCL) also conducted virtual public hearings on ARR petitions. Everyone present their views in the virtual public hearing. Director (Tariff) Sanjay Verma, Director (Technical) Virender Singh and other senior officers of the Commission were present during the virtual public hearing held in the courtroom of the Commission.

Electricity consumers in Haryana increased to 70.46 lakh
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