Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday said that the ruling state government has brought in “uniformity” in power supply across the state. Unlike the previous Samajwadi Party regime which only concentrated on ‘five districts’ at the cost of their unity, he added.
Speaking at a function he inaugurated a number of new power sub-stations, he said, “We have come up with a policy of electricity supply which will uniformly benefit all 75 districts of UP and not just five districts,”.
“We take pride in the fact that on the birth anniversary of Ambedkar last month, we brought in a policy which ensures that all district headquarters will get 24 hours power supply while for tehsil headquarters it will be 20 hours and 18 hours for rural areas,” he said.
The faulty transformers in rural areas would take many months to be replaced while in the urban localities, it is done within a few days. “We decided to change that. Now people can lodge complaints regarding the transformer in their locality on a toll-free number and action will be guaranteed within 24 hours,” he said.
He added that the government is aiming to solve the issue of low voltage in rural areas of the state.“Things are looking up and we are confident that by October 2018 we will be able to provide 24 hours’ power supply to every nook and corner of Uttar Pradesh,” he said.