Electricity in PrayagrajElectricity in Allahabad is supplied by Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited, a public sector undertaking of Uttar Pradesh government. The electric supplies are primarily derived from hydro sources with a majority of electricity requirements of the state being met from other North Indian states primarily Himachal Pradesh.
The five girl’s hostels of Allahabad University are perhaps the only places which enjoy uninterrupted power supply. This has been made possible due to commissioning of Allahabad University dedicated substation which has been constructed to ensure round the clock supply of electricity.
UP Jal Nigam’s Electrical and Mechanical wing had installed the transformer in 2011 and cables had been laid on four campuses of Allahabad University.
Allahabad Electricity Board
Electricity supply in the city is maintained through a system of sub- stations, transformers, feeders, high and low tension lines. Customer convenience has been a prime concern with Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited and it has initiated numerous customer friendly measures. These include online payment of bills, delivering bills through e-mail and reprisal of complaints through a dedicated customer service cell.
Numerous collection centres and customer care centres have also been made functional for the purpose of bill collection. Electricity users can visit the KIOSK installed at these customer care centres and pay their bills.
Measures taken by Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited
Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited realizing its social objective has embarked on a drive wherein it is educating its domestic and industrial customers on various ways in which electricity can be saved.
A dedicated cell has been created from the purpose and information dissemination is also being carried through its website.
Electricity department in Allahabad as in other cities of Uttar Pradesh has become technology savvy. It has taken upon itself the task of educating the public in general on various aspects of electricity consumption and usage.
The electricity board has created a dedicated cell which deals with any connection related services and works on issues like processing applications of users applying for a new connection, checking the new connection status and initiating action in case of electricity theft.
Numerous value added services too are being provided by the electricity board in Allahabad. These include registration of complaints, printing of duplicate bills and checking out the complaint status.
The concept of knowledge sharing among its customers is a distinct aspect that makes Allahabad electricity department distinct from others. Online information has been posted on aspects like tariff details, checking out consumption of power and tips on saving electricity. These customer friendly steps initiated by the electricity department have helped it create a unique niche for itself.
State Electricity Office Allahabad
Transmission East Organization 57, George, Allahabad- 211002
Phone - +91532600074
Allahabad Electricity Tariff
Electricity tariffs in Allahabad have been divided into distinct categories. Urban customers need to pay Rs 4 per unit for power consumption up to 200 units per month. If the power consumption falls in the bracket of 201 to 500 units, energy charges of Rs. 4.50 per units will be applicable. In case of power consumption beyond 500 units a flat charge of Rs 5 would be applicable. Rural domestic customers an amount of Rs 2.2 per unit has been fixed.