195 The New Delhi Municipal Council Act

Functions in relation to electricity supply

(1) It shall be the duty of the Council to develop and maintain an efficient, co-ordinated and economical system of electricity supply for New Delhi area under its jurisdiction and for that purpose to take steps from time to time--

(a) acquiring supplies of electricity and its distribution to consumers;

(b) for preparing and carrying out in accordance with rules made in this behalf schemes for distribution of electricity.

(2) In the discharge of its functions in relation to electricity supply, the Council shall, as far as practicable--

(a) promote the use of all economical methods of transmitting and distributing electricity;

(b) secure the development of supplies of electricity;

(c) secure the extension of supplies of electricity to areas without such supplies;

(d) promote the standardisation of systems of supply and types of electrical fittings;

(e) promote the simplification and standardisation of methods of charge for supplies of electricity.

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