JAMMU, July 8: With the objective to curb the pilferage of electricity, Inspections teams of Electric Sub-Division-II, Janipur, of Jammu Power Distribution Corporation Ltd (JPDCL) headed by AEE, OP Sharma, conducted surprise checking /inspection of consumers at Indira Colony -Janipur, Lakad Mandi, Shantipuram, Muthi, Bhawani Nagar, Roop Nagar and many other areas falling under its jurisdiction.
During checking, the team comprising two Junior Engineers and area Inspectors found many violations and disconnected service lines for illegal usage of AC’s and other Electronic gadgets. Over two dozen of illegal power connections were also disconnected by the team and heaters seized.
Anil Kachroo, Executive Engineer, Electric Division-III, JPDCL said that this drive helped in gaining momentum in enforcement activities. He said his teams are fully geared up to plug power thefts from both rural as well as urban areas. He further added that these inspections are being conducted on daily basis to check the menace of illegal load which is instrumental in frequent damage of transformers, putting the genuine and honest consumers to suffer.
He appealed to the electricity consumers to identify the theft of power in their localities by some unscrupulous and fraudulent elements in the society and inform the concerned officials immediately.