The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited has a disconnected power supply of 4300 consumers due to crores of unpaid electricity bills in the last two months.
Taking the matter seriously, MSEDCL has launched a disconnection drive from January under which the highest 2900 connections were cut down in Civil Lines, Gandhibag and Mahal division while remaining 1400 connections were cut down in Congress Nagar and Butibori-Hingna division.
For recovery and disconnection drive MSEDCL has appointed a team of 15 members. Apart from this, the employees from sub-divisions are also working for the drive.
Even after the disconnection of power supply if the pending bill is not paid within one month then strict action will be taken or the connection will be cut permanently.
Speaking on the issue the superintending engineer of MSEDCL Dilip Dodke said that in the next few days the drive will be intensified. He appealed to the consumers that for avoiding disconnection they should pay their bills immediately.
MSEDCL is focusing on those areas where the pending amount is high. These areas include Lashkaribag. Binaki, Mominpura and Hasanbag slum areas.
After paying the pending bill, the power supply of the consumers will be restored. However, for this, the consumers have to pay GST on the reconnection fee. For single-phase Rs 100 and for three phases Rs 200 will be charged.