SHILLONG, Dec 14 - Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeCL) employees today said it would prevent the Government from accessing a Rs 200 crore loan for implementing a smart meter project in the State.
The Coordination Committee of Registered MeECL Employees� vice president Arju Dkhar said the smart meter project is not necessary at the moment.
He said that smart meter would be an additional burden on the consumers as they would have to dish out additional amounts to instal the smart meters in their homes.
�We want this loan proposal to be scrapped immediately,� Dkhar said. The Chairman-cum-Managing Director of MeCL, Arun Kumar Kembhavi has written to the Chief Programme Manager of Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) Limited seeking a loan of Rs 200 crore to implement the smart meter project in the State.