Maha Power Bill Arrears Surpass Rs 1,000 Crore in Mumbai Metropolitan Region


The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited’s (MSEDCL) energy invoice arrears within the Mumbai metropolitan area have surpassed Rs 1,000 crore, studies stated.

So far this 12 months, the electrical utility firm has briefly severed service for over 2 lakh prospects as a result of unpaid payments, the vast majority of which have been overdue since June 2020, the Times of India studies.

Bhandup zone, which includes Bhandup-Mulund, Thane, and Vashi (Navi Mumbai), had arrears from residential customers totaling Rs 137 crore.

At the identical time, the Kalyan zone, which includes Dombivli-Kalyan as much as Karjat/ Kasara and Vasai-Virar, Palghar, has overdue residential electrical energy invoice funds totaling greater than Rs 350 crore, Times of India quoted sources as saying. This included a complete of Rs 183 crore within the Kalyan-Dombivli district and Rs 103 crore within the Vasai-Virar belt.

Other customers embrace these in industrial, industrial, and different classes, whose nonpayment of payments for greater than a 12 months has additionally resulted in large losses for the ability firm.

On Sunday, a prime official with the state energy company stated that MSEDCL’s invoice fee assortment counters will henceforth be open on holidays as effectively.

“The drive to recover arrears will continue and more connections are expected to be discontinued temporarily this week in order to speed up recovery,” she stated.

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