The reduced cost and time taken to get a power connection in the metro cities of Delhi and Mumbai over the past year is among the main reasons why India gained in the World Bank’s latest Ease of Doing Business ranking.
“Getting Electricity was made cheaper and faster in Delhi with the cost for low voltage connections reduced by more than 30 percent of the income per capita, while the time needed was reduced to 31 days, from 39 days,” the bank said in a statement on its Doing Business 2019: Training for Reform report.
The report measures progress of economic reforms in only two cities including Delhi and Mumbai. For measuring electricity reforms, it considered power supply data on Tata Power Delhi Distribution (TPDDL) in Delhi and Reliance Utilities and Power in Mumbai. Read more