VISAKHAPATNAM: To lit up all sections of people in society, Andhra Pradesh Eastern Power Distribution Company Limited (APEPDCL) has simplified the process of getting new power connection. As a part of the “Power for All” programme, introduced by the government, in order to provide power to all LT and HT power seekers, the APEPDCL has minimised its lengthy documentation work.
At a press conference here Saturday, APEPDCL chairman and managing director R Mutyala Raju said that the company had received a total of 1,89,358 applications during 2014-15 out of which 1,66,500 applications had been considered.
There are about 1.79 lakh houses unelectrified in all the five districts of the Discom jurisdiction and efforts are being made to provide power connections to all the houses by the end of March, 2016. The company has sanctioned Rs 120 crore to lit up bright, the entire state. A Detailed Project Report has already been prepared to take up the initial underground cabling work. “we have decided to initiate the project in MVP Colony of Visakhapatnam, starting with the primary underground cabling work,” Mutyala Raju said.
The APEPDCL has adopted high-end cable work techniques, which are disaster resistant and will minimise power pilferage besides reducing the maintenance work. The project cost is estimated to be Rs 600 crore and the World Bank would be providing Rs 400 crore assistance for the same. “Rest of the funds will be jointly met by the APEPDCL and the state government,” the CMD said.
1. Filled in application along with a signed declaration with a personal contact number and Aadhaar number.
2. Proof of ownership: Sale deed/allotment letter/possession letter/ municipal tax receipt/gift deed
3. Identity proof (any one): Ration card/voter Id/PAN card/Aadhaar card/ passport/driving licence
4. Wiring certificates for all LT individual services