A nationwide curfew was declared in the last week of March to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. During this period, public transport such as trains and buses did not operate. In this situation, the Tamil Nadu Electricity Generating and Distribution Corporation has advised the Southern Railway administration to pay the high voltage electricity bill in full.
That is, the superintendents of 8 District Electricity Generating and Distribution Corporation, including Trichy and Thanjavur, have ordered the Southern Railway administration to pay the high voltage electricity tariff.
The Southern Railway administration filed a case against this in the Chennai High Court. In it, ‘Trains were not operated during the curfew. Therefore, the Electricity Generating and Distribution Corporation should be ordered to charge 20 percent of the minimum tariff.
Judge N. Anandhavenkatesh, who heard the case, “On August 14, the apex court, which heard the case of the Spinning Mill Owners’ Association with the same demand, ordered that the minimum fee be maintained until the end of the curfew.
This order also applies to this case. The minimum fare should be charged from the Southern Railway administration. ”