It will not be only the city police, which will be patrolling the city roads on the night of December 31. MSEDCL squads would be out too keeping an eye on power theft.
A MSEDCL spokesperson said that owners of many dhabas, restaurants, hotels, etc decorate their premises with electric lighting on New Year’s Eve.
“They also hire radio and disc jockeys, who use musical equipment that draw lot of power. They should take a temporary power connection. However, instead of paying their bills honestly they illegally draw power from the nearby electric lines using hooks. This is rampant,” he added.
MSEDCL regional director Bhalchandra Khandait has also asked substation operators to monitor the load. “If the load increases suddenly then somebody may be drawing power illegally. Read More
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