In an e-governance initiative aimed at the common man in the power sector, the Tamil Nadu government has launched an online service for consumers to apply for low-tension service connections.
Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa launched the initiative on Friday, the government said on Sunday.
Accordingly, consumers can now apply online to secure a new low-tension (LT) service connection, upload all necessary documents on the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) website and also make payment for this purpose, an official release said.
Provisions have been made to check the status and action taken on the application online itself, it said, adding that the measure will help save people time.
Currently, people have to contact the respective TANGEDCO offices with filled-in forms to apply for new LT connections, the release said. The state has 2.7 crore LT consumers.
The chief minister also inaugurated 23 power sub-stations constructed across the state at an estimated Rs 242.25 crore.