In what seems to be a retaliation, the TS GENCO has asked the AP GENCO to pay up its power dues worth Rs 1,676.46 crore, and reportedly stopped power supply.
The Times of India reported that Telangana informed Andhra that the power supply would be restored only after the payment of the dues.
This comes two days after the Andhra Pradesh government reportedly stopped power supply to Telangana, after the latter allegedly failed to pay dues worth Rs 3,500 crore.
TS Transco chairman and managing director D Prabhakar Rao wrote a detailed letter to AP GENCO on Thursday, where he claimed that the latter failed to pay up, despite several reminders.
â€śAdverting to power regulation notice issued by AP and regarding power regulation to TS Discoms immediately, this is to inform you that on several occasions TS power utilities had requested AP power utilities to settle the issues affably by adjusting the AP Genco power bill against the dues payable by them to TS power utilities and release the net amount. But, the requests were unheeded by AP power officials and AP chose to isolate the claims of TS Dicoms and insist on payments only to AP Genco,â€ť the letter reads.
Rao also claimed that TS power utilities were â€śfacing severe financial constraint as AP power utilities are not settling the issues.â€ť
Stating that the state had been bifurcated three years ago, the letter also insisted on a 'permanent and amicable' settlement between the two states, on the power issue.
â€śAP and Telangana are in dispute for a long time now relating to payment of dues. Our officials have written to them many times asking them to ensure that the payments are made," AP Power Minister Kala Venkata Rao had earlier told the Times of India.
Andhra officials had also pointed fingers at Telangana, for reportedly suspending the supply of coal from the Singareni Collieries, claiming that the latter did not pay its due.