Srinagar, Jan 31 : Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Limited on Wednesday revisited its directive dated 27-02-2018 to order for strict ban on use of Nichrome-wire crude heaters.
Inviting the ‘immediate’ attention of the subordinate offices, the KPDCL in a communiqué, revisiting the order, remarked that “wherein a complete ban has been imposed on manufacture or import or transport or sale or purchase or use of Nichrome Coil-based crude heaters, boilers and steamers, as the same do not conform to the required specifications of BIS or International Electro-Technical Commission.”
“In consonance with the above orders, all Electric Divisions have done a remarkable job in seizing these crude heating appliances from a vast majority of the consumers. However, it has been observed that after seizure, the consumers buy fresh Nichrome coil- based crude gadgets from the market where these are easily available, and revert to abuse of electricity, thereby nullifying your tireless efforts put in,” reads the communiqué.
“In order to permanently remove the availability of Nichrome Coil based heaters, boilers and steamers from the markets, you are hereby directed to implement the aforesaid Government Order by circulating a copy of the same amongst the business outlets dealing in electrical equipment/ items. They shall be advised not to procure and sell any Nichrome Coil based heating gadgets, failing which the same shall be seized,” the communiqué reads.
“You are also advised to approach the concerned District Administration for ensuring compliance of the orders passed by the Government,” reads the communiqué further.