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From March, get monthly electricity bills from next month

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, February 09, 2013
First Published: 00:21 IST(9/2/2013) | Last Updated: 01:34 IST(9/2/2013)

From March onwards, all power consumers living in south and west Delhi will get monthly electricity bills.

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Also, from March, electricity bills can be paid on Saturdays at the cash payment counters. This facility will be available between 9am and 3pm.

Consumers can also pay bills throughout the week between 8am and 8pm at all automated bill kiosks.

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There are a total of 17.3 lakh consumers in the jurisdiction of the BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL).

A BSES spokesperson on Friday said, “Starting March this year, BRPL will be adopting monthly billing for all its single phase consumers (domestic/non domestic and industrial) who are currently being billed bi-monthly.”

Explaining the reasons behind the monthly billing, Gopal Saxena, CEO of BRPL, said: “Providing 12 bills in a year instead of six bills will make it easier for consumers in south and west Delhi to better manage their monthly expenses and electricity consumption.”

But the change in billing cycle doesn’t mean consumers will not get all the benefits they are presently enjoying, he said.

“For instance, they will continue to get 15 days before the due date to pay their electricity bills and those eligible will also continue to get subsidy and slab benefits as before,” added Saxena.


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