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[COVID-19]: No Switching Off of Streetlights and Appliances: Government Order [Read Order]

Lawstreet Journal 5 Apr 2020 4:34am

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Honorable Prime Minister made an appeal on National Television to the people to voluntarily switch off their lights on April 5, 2020 at 9:00 pm till 9:09 pm and light candles, diyas and torches from their balconies or doors but not to step out from their homes. 

The National Load Despatch Center has worked the procedure for grid balancing during the period and the same shall be communicated to the Regional and State Load Despatch Center respectively.

The order dated April 4, 2020 made it clear that there will be no call to switch off either streetlights, or appliances like TV, Refrigerator or ACs at Home.

Adequate protocols and arrangements are in place to handle the variation in demand. People are advised not to be worried and continue running all the appliances at home. Local bodies are advised to keep the streetlights on to avoid any law and order problems. 

The lights at hospitals and other essential services will also remain on.

The order was issued Sanjiv Nandan Sahai, Secretary of Government of India, Ministry of Power.

In his video message PM Modi said- “On April 5 Sunday at 9 PM, I need your 9 minutes. Listen carefully, on April 5 at 9 PM Sunday, please shut all lights in your homes and stand at your house door or balconies by lighting up candles, diyas or mobile flashlights.

When the lights will be shut and when everyone will light up diyas and candles, in that light we should take an oath and say that we are not… Continue Reading...

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