Noida: Seeking to tighten the noose around power defaulters, the Paschimanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited (PVVNL) has decided to introduce new meters which will run 60 percent faster if tampered. The new meter has made it near to impossible to slow down the speed and if the defaulters try to tamper with it, the meter will get a signal which will remain forever in it.
Thus, with the help of signal, it will make it easier to catch those who may try to slow down the speed of meters to prevent high bills.
Vidyut Nigam has set out on the task of changing the meters amid complaints of tampering and their short span of life i.e. 10 years. It will change nearly 55000 old meters in the five zones out of which nearly 15000 three phase meters and 40000 single phase meters will be changed. There are nearly 1,50,000 consumers in the district.
“The process of introducing new meters has been started in October. We have changed 3000 metres so far,” says AK Choudhary, Executive Engineer in PVVNL.
We are planning to speed up the process and by February end the process of changing meters would be completed, he added.