UP allows flat owners individual power connection
In a move likely to benefit over 5 lakh flat owners across Uttar Pradesh, the state government allowed individual power connections to those living in apartments and multi-storey buildings.
The decision will bring major relief to those living in the National Capital region (NCR), including Ghaziabad, Noida and Greater Noida.
Tenants and flat owners had repeatedly complained to the government that apartment managements were fleecing them. Flat owners will now be able to get electricity connections directly from power companies. The apartment managements have been told to change the single-point connection to multi-point connections by March 31 next year, said state Power Minister Shrikant Sharma.
The officials said under section 43 of the Electricity Act, no consumer can be prevented from taking a power connection.