The official added, “Who is saying that we'll cut the power supplies. Don't know who is spreading such rumours. Look the situation is like this, if you don't pay your phone bill it gets disconnected. Same thing applies here also. If they (distribution companies) don't pay the bills, then we'll see what to do into this matter.”
According to various media reports NTPC which supplies almost half of the electricity to the city has reportedly demanded Rs 179.68 crore immediately from BSES towards energy supply costs. The company has refused to extend payment cycle beyond January 31.
Meanwhile amid looming power crisis in the national capital, the Delhi CM has warned the two power distributors that if they fail to supply power to Delhi, then their licences would be cancelled.
“There are no reasons for power cuts. I want to give them a warning that if they try to create panic in future, the government will take strict action against them,” Kejriwal said to media persons.
He further added that the distributing companies are “blackmailing” the Govt. by threatening of long power cuts.