Cameras to check Power theft.

Two stories appeared in the Times of India is shown below.Readers are requested to communicate its effectiveness in controlling power theft.

Case 1. MARCH 29, 2002

Bangalore: the Karnataka power transmission corporation will purchase video cameras to authenticate its cases against power thieves in the state. over 1,700 squads of kptcl will begin physical inspections from april 11 all over the state. addressing members of the federation of Karnataka chamber of commerce and industry (CCI) here on Thursday, kptcl chairman v. Baligar said 16 police stations would be authorised to book cases against power theft. the anti-power theft law will come into force from april 10. the squads will inspect every installation in certain areas which have been identified by the kptcl. under the new law, the minimum punishment for power theft was three months to five years in addition to a fine of Rs 5,000 to rs 50,000. the corporation hopes to recover nearly Rs 300 crore by reducing theft and power theft percentage would come down from 12 per cent to less than five per cent in the next one year.

Case-2, Gurgaon ,Year 2015

In a bid to curb power theft and help police monitor and regulate traffic, the city’s power discom has decided to install over 600 high-definition CCTV cameras across Gurgaon in the next one year, at a cost of nearly Rs 134 crore. Checking power pilferage will help streamline the electricity supply, a big step that is also aimed at ensuring round-the-clock supply in the Millennium City, say officials. Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN)’s managing director Arun Kumar told TOI on Saturday that the cameras would be installed to not only keep a tab on power pilferage, but it will also be used for traffic Both News appeared in – Times of India

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