Gurugram: Even though the revenue was less than the expectations with 6000 crores, Gurugram again proved to be a cash cow for Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN). One of the major factor leading the public unit towards profitability is the strict stance taken by the officials to reduce the power theft. In 2015, 20 per cent of the power was stolen in the city. Subsequently, the officials claimed that the percentage of power stolen has come down to eight per cent, which in the last few months of 2018, has reduced to six per cent.
Despite the reduction, the official estimate more than Rs 400 crores of revenue is still due to certain people stealing power. More than 3000 people in 2018 were fined by the power department for stealing power. “This year the situation of power is going to be much better than what it has been in previous years. A major reason for this has been our crackdown on power thefts that have yielded results,” said a senior official from DHBVN.