ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) has given over 7,400 new electricity connections of various categories in its all five circles region during March.
Sharing the details of the new connections, the IESCO spokesman said that out the of the total, at least 6,608 connections were given to domestic consumers, 751 to commercial, 26 to industrial, nine for tube-wells and other eight under miscellaneous category during the said period.
He said that these connections were given in five circles including Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Jhelum, Attock and Chakwal.
Similarly, he said that the IESCO teams detected 1,870 suspected connections of power pilferage in its five circles.
Over 1.76 million units were charged to power pilferers besides imposing fine of Rs33.1 million, he added.
Meanwhile, on the directives of power division, the IESCO has made elaborate arrangements for smooth and uninterrupted power supply during the holy month of Ramazan.
Under the plan, over 109 complaints offices and customers services centres would remain opened in shifts for 24 hours for address complaints of consumers', IESCO spokesman said.
Control Centre has also been set up at the headquarters from which IESCO Chief Shahid Iqbal Chaudhary would directly monitor all field offices, he added.
He said all circles in-charges were directed to remain present at their respective offices during sehar and iftar timings.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 29th, 2020.