ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Carrying Power to West Asia

Carrying Power to West Asia Hansavivek BOMBAY SUBURBAN ELECTRIC SUPPLY was intimated by the state government in June last that the Maharashtra State Electricity Board would be exercising its option on June 2, 1980, to acquire the electrical undertaking of the company because of the company's inability to fulfil the obligations specified in the amended licence. The company, has again reiterated, in writing to the state government, that in the face of its performance there is no case to take the action contemplated by the government According to the chairman, R P Aiyer, the company had submitted the project feasibility report based on 2x210 MW or 1x500 MW generating sets to the state government as early as March 1977. In spite of repeated request, the report has not so far been forwarded to the Central government with the state government's recommendations, nor has the necessary approval of the SEB under section 44 of the Electricity (Supply) Act been received, although such sanction was specifically sought in January 1978. These are two preconditions on the basis of which alone the company can take any further action. The state government had written to the company in October 1977, asking why acquisition proceedings should not be initiated. The company, in its reply had maintained that it had fulfilled all the obligations and that there was no cause for initiating acquisition proceedings.

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