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Chamber Katra Raises Power Issues with PDD Deptt


Jammu, May 22 (Scoop News)-Chamber of Tourism Trade and Industry Katra, a leading advocate for the businesses of reasi district, presented power issues to Sh. Rajesh Mengi assistant executive engineer Katra , urging immediate attention and collaborative action to address challenges and foster uninterrupted power supply to holy town Katra.

In a meeting held on 22 May 2024 in his office chamber, a delegation from Chamber of Tourism Trade and Industry Katra met with AEE ,PDD Katra to discuss pressing power issues affecting the tourism industry of Katra town. Raj Kumar Padha ,president CTTIK apprised him that there is a state of confusion and stress among our members because of inflated electric bills. He stated that deptt. had issued power bills based on KVAH tariff with retrospective effect whereas the same should be with prospective effect from November 2022 as per the Joint Electricity Regulator Commission's order no JERC/LAW-S/P/2022/F-5/478-84 dated 13-10-2022.

This situation has significantly impacted financial well being of the businesses which have been already reeling under pressure due to low business activity. Hence he requested him to take necessary steps to remove the anomalies and reissue the bills accordingly.

Additionally he submitted that electricity to hospitality units is like blood to the body hence Katra need 24 hours electricity supply.He stated that the businesses have been suffering losses due to the unscheduled power cuts since last few days as we have to run our businesses on DG sets . Shiv Kumar Sharma president senior citizen welfare forum Katra impressed upon the officials to supply uninterrupted power supply and also make prior arrangements for the coming months of heatwave.

The delegation also sought a power amnesty scheme for commercial power consumers as per earlier scheme granted to domestic consumers.

Rajesh Mengi AEE gave a patient hearing to all the points and ensured his full copperation and support. Chamber of Tourism Trade and Industry Katra expressed gratitude to the PDD officials for the opportunity to engage in this constructive dialogue.

Among others present in the meeting were AE , PDD Anirudh Sharma and office bearers of Chamber of Tourism Trade and Industry Katra , Dharun Sharma vice president,Karan Vaid secretary, Atul Sharma secretary ,Jagdev Singh and Vivek Gupta executive members.


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