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Shillong: Reeling under power crisis with load-shedding witnessed in the state, Meghalaya power minister James Sangma on Tuesday informed that there would be no more load-shedding from 2 pm onwards.

Taking to Twitter, Sangma said that due to concerted efforts of the Power Department and CMD (MeECL), NEEPCO has withdrawn Power regulation today.

NEEPCO Executive Director (Commercial) NK Mao confirmed that MePDCL has paid an amount of Rs 127.53 crore to NEEPCO on March 19, 2021, towards partial liquidation of the outstanding dues.

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Mao further mentioned that MePDCL has committed to pay the amount due and payable to NEEPCO in three equal instalments on or before April 30, 2021, May 31, 2021, and June 30, 2021, on best effort basis.

Mao said, “NEEPCO has decided to withdraw the above-mentioned regulation of power supply to MePDCL. Power regulation will be withdrawn from 14: 00 hrs of March 23, 2021.”

It is to be mentioned that NEEPCO decided to regulate the power supply to Meghalaya, pushing Meghalaya Power Distribution Corporation Limited (MePDCL) to resort to load-shedding in the state since March 20, 2021.


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