MSEDC’s claims of providing uninterrupted water supply to Thane, Navi Mumbai and Pune has become a far off dream as TATA power is unable to cope with up with the demand as against to the supply. TATA officials have stated that they cannot afford to provide power at Rs 8.56 per unit and hence will increase it to RS 10.50 per unit, which means increase in electricity bill for Navi Mumbaikars. MSEDC however, is still not giving its comment on this matter. It’s bad news for Navi Mumbaikars once again in terms of power supply. MSEDC had claimed that power cuts would be history once TATA powers supplies 750 MW to Thane, Navi Mumbai and Pune. However, TATA has been unable to cope with demand and supply of power and hence has been only supplying 200-250 MW of power. And while load shedding continues for Navi Mumbaikars, TATA powers has further added to the woes of the people. As per a meeting with MSEDC, TATA has stated that to meet the demands it would be increasing the rate per unit of Rs 8.56 to s 10.50. Present during the meet was MSEDC Superintending Engineer Satish KArpe who spoke with NMTV News. If TATA powers has its way then the rate per unit for consumers would be increased from 35p to 45p, however, Satish Karpe did not comment on this increase. And while this increase in rates will be implemented only after the final approval is received from the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission, for Navi Mumbai, zero load shedding would still be a far off dream. With cameraperson Vinayak Dalvi, Archana Tripathi for NMTV News.
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