Congress govt must provide affordable 24×7 power supply as erstwhile SAD-led govt did: Sukhbir Singh Dal

Congress govt must provide affordable 24×7 power supply as erstwhile SAD-led govt did, instead of politicising issue of fixed charges being paid to thermal plants.

Cancel PPAs with the plants if it can bring cheap power but CM must take onus for covering shortfall of 4,500 mw.

It was Akali Dal govt, following UPA govt’s standard PPA doc, set up thermal plants at cheapest possible rates.

The plants were built due to huge shortfall in 2007 because Capt Amarinder didn’t add a single MW leading to overloading of sub stations & 10-hr daily power cuts.

.Akali Dal govt had spent Rs 5,000 crore in upgrading transmission & distribution network & PSPCL was even awarded best electricity utility award in 2015.

But despite hike in demand of 500 MW power every year this totally inept Congress govt didn’t build on the infra!

Shame that Punjab govt hasn’t paid Rs 5,000 cr due to PSPCL & govt departments owe power utility Rs 2,200 cr, with no money earmarked for repair & maintenance.

Instead of corrective measures, Capt Amarinder govt is punishing consumers with high taxes which must be immediately taken back.

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