Web Exclusive | April 2018
Power supply in Maharashtra cities to be privatised
Maharashtra Energy ministry has decided to privatise power distribution in three more cities- Mumbra-Kalwa, Malegaon and Akola. Three major private players have shown keen interest to supply power in these cities, according to sources. Earlier, the state government had privatised power distribution in Bhiwandi and Nagpur cities. Mumbra-Kalwa is located in Thane district neighbouring Mumbai, Malegaon in Nashik district of north Maharashtra and Akola in Vidarbha region. Adani Transmission, Calcutta Electric Supply Company (CESC) and Torrent Power are keen on taking over the power distribution system in the mentioned cities, said Arvind Singh, Principal Secretary, Department of Power. He said the bidding process is already underway and is expected to be finalised by this June-end. Singh said Jalgaon and Aurangabad are the two other cities where the ministry has plans to privatise power distribution.