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Hind Motors power cut

Calcutta, July 26: Power department sources said tonight that electricity supply to the Hindustan Motors plant in Hooghly’s Uttarpara had been cut from this evening as the company had outstanding dues of over Rs 7 crore.

The West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd supplies power to the plant of Hindustan Motors, a flagship company of the C.K. Birla Group.

“We sent numerous reminders to the company (Hindustan Motors) in the past few years. But it neither paid the electricity dues nor responded to the reminders. Because of the non-payment of dues and the absence of any word from Hind Motors, the power supply was stopped this evening,” a power department source said.

“The supply will be restored if the company pays the dues. The company needs to get back to the power distribution utility immediately,” he added.

A Hindustan Motors spokesperson said tonight that there was no power cut at the Uttarpara plant. Company sources at the factory, however, said electricity supply had been snapped from 7.30pm.