The high court has asked Mahagenco to reply on what rate it had supplied coal to private power plants before September 19. It also asked at which rate power was purchased from them.
The directives came while hearing a PIL by Anil Wadpalliwar through counsel Shreerang Bhandarkar contending that due to ongoing tussle between WCL and Mahagenco, all consumers are unnecessarily forced to shell out more for power supply.
Earlier, HC flayed Mahagenco, railways and WCL for failure to file affidavit on minutes of their joint meeting and even issued a bailable warrant against WCL CMD, which was later withdrawn. The petitioner claimed that steep hike in generation cost is due to short supply of domestic coal and import of costly coal by the power utilities. Read more
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