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BSES drags NTPC to Supreme Court over power cut threat, hearing likely on Friday

The Reliance Group company sought an interim stay on the actions stipulated in the notice served on them by the NTPC over outstanding dues. The Reliance Group company sought an interim stay on the actions stipulated in the notice served on them by the NTPC over outstanding dues.
Written by Utkarsh Anand | Posted: February 6, 2014 11:35 am

The BSES on Thursday moved the Supreme Court against NTPC’s threat to cut power supply in the national capital over non-payment of dues. The Reliance Group company sought an interim stay on the actions stipulated in the notice served on them by the NTPC over outstanding dues.

The apex court later agreed to hear the power discom’s plea on Friday.

In a scathing attack on Reliance Group companies BSES Rajdhani and BSES Yamuna, state-run NTPC had on Tuesday said it might be forced to suspend electricity supply to the two Delhi discoms if they failed to clear their outstanding bills in time.

After issuing notices to BSES Rajdhani and BSES Yamuna on Saturday, NTPC had said that it was in trouble and unless its dues were cleared the company might have to stop power supply to these discoms.

“We are in a difficult situation. If we are not paid in time, we will have to regulate nearly 2,000 MW of power, we have (other) buyers for it,” Chairman and Managing Director, NTPC, Arup Roy Choudhury had said.

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