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Cabinet to soon review new Electricity Bill

February 18, 2003 16:16 IST

The revised draft of the Electricity Bill will be brought before Cabinet for approval soon, Power Secretary R V Shahi said in New Delhi on the sidelines of a seminar on power conservation.

The Bill, which was placed in the Parliament in 2001, was later referred to the standing committee. The committee has come with the revised draft. This draft is to be cleared by the Cabinet before Parliament debates on it.

Shahi, when asked about the likely date when the Dabhol power plant will become operational again, said officials of the National Thermal Power Corporation and Maharashtra State Electricity Board were working with equipment supplier General Electric on it. ''They will decide when the plant can be made operational,'' he said.