In a bid to reduce pollution from diesel generators used on Diwali, Ramlila and other occasions, BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) and BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL) have started providing temporary electricity connections to the people under the ‘Tatkal’ scheme.
Through the ‘Tatkal’ scheme, a consumer will be able to get a temporary connection the same day they apply and complete the requisite commercial formalities. Normally, it can take up to seven days for a temporary connection.
The connection will be made available for the pujas, Diwali melas, Ramlilas and weddings.
A BSES official said one can call on BSES centre numbers 19123 (BRPL) and 19122 (BYPL) or visit (walk-in) the customer care centre or Digi Seva Kendra at the division office and complete the formalities required to get a ‘Tatkal’ electricity connection.
Application and payment can also be done online on the website of BSES and from the BSES’ Mobile App.
“Our entire machinery is geared-up to make ‘same day’ connections possible. Our advanced IT capabilities and processes will play a major part in facilitating this,” the official said.
He added BSES discoms are undertaking several measures, including putting its operations and maintenance teams on high alert, to ensure reliable power supply during the festivals.