Uttar Pradesh Budget 2016-17 was presented by Akhilesh Yadav and contained multiple proposals and allocations for 24-hour electricity programme in the entire state. The young CM has a vision of a well-lit state, for which he has been toiling very hard. On the eve of Diwali, Akhilesh Yadav launched a new schedule for providing electricity in the state. This was in lieu with the promise he had made earlier for electrifying UP by 2016 October end. What better gift could the people have asked for!
According to the announcements made at launch of the schedule, Akhilesh Yadav announced that all cities, districts, and industrial areas will get electricity for 24 hours, Tehsil and Bundelkhand for 20 hours and villages for 18 hours! The event was held in Gomti Nagar, Lucknow where the CM along with inaugurating the newly established state load dispatch centre launched 200 other smaller power plants. These include 6 220KV plants, 20 132KV plants, and 174 33/11KV plants, which cost Rs. 373.34 crores, Rs. 681.83 crores, and Rs. 872.72 crores respectively.
At the event, Akhilesh Yadav wished Uttar Pradesh a very happy Diwali and said, “Samajwadi Party had promised to electrify the state 3 years back and has delivered its promise. This proves that ‘Kaam Bolta Hai’. In the last 4.5 years the amount of work Samajwadi Party has done for the development of the state, no other government even comes close. The electricity in the state was extremely poor when we came to power in 2012. But today, everyone can see the difference! Samajwadi Party has established multiple power plants along with reviving the old infrastructure. The power generation capacity within the state has doubled.”
This feat, also makes Akhilesh Yadav the first CM to lay the foundation stone and inaugurate the power plants of this magnitude in its own term. This goes on to prove that this dynamic leader has taken the charge completely in his hands for the upliftment of the state. Akhilesh Yadav also mentioned that the Super Critical Power Plant in Aligarh was Mulayam Singh’s dream which he took forward.
To register the complaints of the residents regarding electricity, a specific call centre has been setup by Akhilesh Government. To deposit the electricity bill, people have the facility to do so online now. This facility is being enjoyed by 33 lakh users and by the end of the year, IT department hopes to connect almost 1 crore people to this service and there is a mobile app for the same.
Social Samajwadi would like to thank Akhilesh Yadav for this special Diwali gift on behalf of the entire state.