Meter shortage in city hits power consumers

Meter shortage in city hits power consumers

Shortage of electricity meters has badly hit power consumers in the city who have been forced to buy it from the market at a cost double what the department charged for the device. Sources said it had been over six months that consumers failed to get meters from the department.

Train18 ready for launch: Railway officials

Train18 ready for launch: Railway officials

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the Indian Railways’s ambitious Train18 in a week, as the train sets have got their final clearance from the Electrical Inspector to the Government (EIG) following three days of rigorous inspection.

Piped natural gas still a dream for region

Piped natural gas still a dream for region

When the Central government authorised GAIL Gas Ltd to start city gas distribution (CGD) network in Sonepat in June 2009, it was anticipated that it will be the first city in North India to get piped gas connections.

Oil prices key focus for PM at G20 summit

Oil prices key focus for PM at G20 summit

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi prepares to Argentina on Wednesday for the G20 summit, officials said the focus this year would be—among other things—rising prices of fuel.

Jalandhar units face heat of surging furnace oil prices

Jalandhar units face heat of surging furnace oil prices

Skyrocketing fuel prices have not only derailed the budget of automobile owners, but also made small-scale industrial units suffer as a 50 per cent jump in furnace oil prices threatens to jeopardise Jalandhar-based hand tools, pipe fittings, nut-bolts and auto-part manufacturers.

Punjab power consumers to get relief from high tariffs

Punjab power consumers to get relief from high tariffs

Power consumers in Punjab are set to get relief from high tariffs in the next financial year as the state will start getting low-cost fuel to generate electricity from a captive coal mine from next year, which will reduce its costs by 60%.