New Electricity Connection Must be On Prepaid Mode : KPDCL

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Srinagar, 16 April (CNI): Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Limited has said that new electricity consumers have to sign an agreement on prepaid mode and this is mandatory for every new connection. The corporation has said that the company has promised to ensure better electricity supply to the consumers in the Kashmir Valley, but for this the consumers also have to give their support.

As per the news agency-Current News of India (CNI) Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Limited (KPDCL) to keep pace with the latest state of art technology coupled with empowering consumers with transparency had taken this decision that all new electric connections would operate on a prepaid mode.

It said that with this step towards reforms, consumers that were applying for new connections should be provided smart meters with prepaid functionality for bill payment.

KPDCL said that for new connections, prospective consumers should apply online at

An official spokesman said that the consumer should deposit the security deposit and first prepaid recharge corresponding to sanctioned load to energise the smart meter,adding that the Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha had already launched the Smart Bill Sahuliyat App (PWA) and SMART BS on February 27, 2023, to start the new era of transparency where consumers can check, manage and pay their bills on the same portal.

The consumers could additionally make use of any choice of online payment gateway including ‘mpay’ or recharge through J&K Bank’s branch in the same manner as postpaid bill payment.

The official spokesman said that KPDCL would provide and install the new smart meter and the latest development would bring more transparency in the power sector reforms of Kashmir and provide reliable power supply by demand side management at the consumer level, he adds.(CNI)

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