TPCDOL initiate steps to check electricity theft

Bhubaneswar: TPCDOL appealed all the consumers to take legitimate electricity connections as it incurred huge losses due to electricity theft.

In the month of December, TPCDOL lodged approximately 286 cases for electricity theft.

This unethical practice of theft ultimately hinders the development of infrastructure to extend services to under-served areas and improve services to existing customers, it said.

Ultimately, the burden of these losses is carried by paying customers with higher tariffs, the taxpayers through subsidies and the poor with deficient service, the TPCODL said.

TPCODL has deployed many enforcement teams in its jurisdiction.

TPCDOL has also shared its mobile number 9437158670 with consumers where anyone can report electricity theft information through What’s App or SMS.

Commenting on the work of enforcement team, M. Shenbagam, Chief Executive Officer, TP Central Odisha Distribution Ltd said, “This effort of keeping a check on electricity theft will ultimately safeguard the consumers interest in long run be it lesser tariffs, infrastructure development or services to all sections of society.”

He urged all the consumers to take legitimate electricity connections and pay their bills on time to avail uninterrupted power supply.