Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Tuesday said that the state will completely get rid of load shedding within the next 24 hours.
With assistance from the State Government and after obtaining a firm repayment commitment from MeECL, the Power Grid has withdrawn the regulation notice with immediate effect.
Taking to Twitter, Conrad Sangma informed, “Happy to announce that Load Shedding will be removed completely within the next 24 Hrs across #Meghalaya @RajKSinghIndia @JamesSangma1 @CMD_MeECL.”
This comes as a major relief for the consumers in Meghalaya as they had to face power outage for a total of 7 hours daily. The MeECL on Sunday informed that a total of seven-hour daily load-shedding would take place across the State.
The MeECL owes Rs 74.65 crore to Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd as transmission charges, and it was not in a position to pay the dues due to extreme financial condition of the company.
Meanwhile, the Chief Minister has also urged the citizens to pay the bills on time.