Introduction To Electricity Wing
Union Territory of Chandigarh came into existence with effect from 1st November, 1966 after reorganization of erstwhile state of Punjab. An early entrant to the planning process, Chandigarh has emerged as one of the most developed Union Territories in India and even achieved the ranking of one of the best UTs in India with regards to investment environment, infrastructure and tourism. The total population of the Union Territory is around 10.55 Lakhs as per 2011 census.
The Local Distribution of electricity in Chandigarh was taken over by the Chandigarh Administration from the PSEB on 2nd May, 1967. The Electricity Wing of Engineering Department, Chandigarh is part of Chandigarh Administration, UT of Chandigarh and is responsible for Transmission and Distribution of power supply up to consumers’ door-step. The Electricity Department of Chandigarh is responsible for ensuring quality and continuous power supply to each and every resident of Chandigarh at the most economical rates. All the sectors and villages of Chandigarh are electrified and any desiring consumer can avail power supply by submitting requisition in the prescribed form to the appropriate office of the Department subject to fulfilment of the requisite conditions and payment of charges. The Electricity Operation Circle is headed by Superintending Engineer along with five Executive Engineers.