Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) recently imposed a ban on the usage of Diesel Generator across all parts of Delhi until March 15, 2018 in an attempt to control the air pollution that has caused undesirable changes in the city so far.
This has create problems early on before the start of the opening T20I series opener between India and New Zealand at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi starting on November 1.
With Diesel Generator being the essential and the most sought-after device in amplifying the floodlights, the BCCI and DDCA had written a letter to the EPCA in request for a No Objection Certificate to use Diesel Generator at the respected venue.
“Unfortunately it will not be possible for us to agree to such a request as the ban on diesel generator sets is critical in view of the very poor and severe conditions that are prevalent in Delhi for air pollution,” Bhure Lal, the chairman of EPCA told in a statement.
“We have in our last minutes made it clear that we allow for generator sets to be there as back-up but we would not like them to be used because we expect that power is available and therefore there is no need to use… generator sets,” he added.
Bhure Lal also questioned that why should there be any need of diesel generator when electricity is available.
“What is the need for diesel generator sets when electricity is fully available? Earlier, we had refused permission for DG sets to be used for a Tourism Ministry event,” Lal told The Indian Express.
With the use of DG’s looks beyond the bounds of possibility, the BCCI spokesperson said that Board is relying heavily on DISCOMS as they would look to supply constant electricity.
“We have been told by EPCA that the Delhi power authority has informed them there is no shortage of electricity in the capital. Now, the onus is on DISCOMS to provide us uninterrupted power supply,” the BCCI spokesperson was quoted as saying by the news outlet.
“Most of our associations use generators since that’s the only way we are sure that there wouldn’t be a sudden break in power,” the spokesperson said.