In a move aimed to give a major fillip to enhance digital payments and reduce bottlenecks at national highways, the Centre has mandated that all lanes of national highways toll plazas to be declared as “FASTag lanes” by December 15, 2019.
While the Central government is looking at making radio frequency identification (RFID)-based FASTags mandatory on national highways from December 15, the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) is looking at making it mandatory on all state roads from January 1, 2020.
Delhi’s peak power demand this winter season can go up to 4,700 MW, a BSES spokesperson said. Last year, the peak demand in Delhi reached 4,472 MW. The peak winter power demand in BSES discoms BRPL and BYPL areas was recorded 1,926 MW and 1,091 MW, respectively.
Already delayed by three years, residents of Mohali will have to wait longer to get piped natural gas (PNG) as the municipal corporation (MC) has yet to give digging permission to the company that was allotted work in 2016.
Passengers of Central Railway (CR) will get their first air-conditioned (AC) local train by December. The Integral Coach Factory (ICF) in Chennai is likely to send the train to Mumbai by Tuesday.
Although treading cautiously, the UP Power Corporation Ltd (UPPCL) management has again taken the initiative of asking distribution companies (discoms) to start installing energy meters on premises of state’s around one lakh (one million) power employees
In what appears to be a conscious bid to encourage power consumers to go for pre-payment mode to enhance cash-strapped discoms’ working capital, the centre has asked regulators to develop a mechanism to reduce the tariff for electricity that a consumer pays for in advance.
After being rapped by Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the delay in handing over land for the Delhi-Meerut Expressway (DME) project, the Uttar Pradesh cabinet Tuesday approved the proposal for action against officials for alleged irregularities in acquisition of land.
During the ongoing disconnection drive, the Pashchimanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited (PVVNL) has disconnected supply to 1,526 defaulters in November 2019 so far. These defaulters were either having a power load of over 4 kilowatt to their households or had refused to get registered under PVVNL’s recent easy instalment scheme, launched on November 11.
Electricity consumers are set to bear an additional burden of ₹1,420 crore as Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has approached the power regulator to jack up tariff to recover the said amount, which the corporation has paid to private thermal plants as coal washing charges.