Panchkula, India --- (METERING.COM) --- July 4, 2011 - An automated meter reading (AMR) and billing contract of high voltage consumers in Haryana state has been awarded to Tata Consultancy Services.

The contract is understood to involve 3,200 customers in 11 districts of the state, including Panchkula, Ambala, Yamuna Nagar, Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Karnal, Panipat, Sonepat, Rohtak, Jhajjar and Jind.

The project, one of the first of its kind in northern India, will deliver data directly to the head office of the power distribution company Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN), and is expected to be completed in six months.

UHBVN expects the project will also allow more timely detection of electricity theft.