Noida firm gets Rs 27,000 crore power bill

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Noida
  • Updated: Sep 17, 2015 12:35 IST

A man who runs a small industrial unit in Sector 7 had received a power bill of Rs 27,000 crore. After it was rectified by the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL), the actual bill stood at Rs 12,537.

Last month, Amit Jain, a shop owner at Atta market got a bill of Rs 4.06 crore for one month against his average monthly bill of Rs 12,000.

There are a number of such consumers who are reaching the discoms’ office to get their bill rectified. The UPPCL officials are confused and unable to figure out how such grossly inaccurate bills are being generated. The complaint about the Rs 27,000 crore bill was received on Tuesday.

“We don’t know how the bill was generated. I was told that the job to take down meter readings and data punching has been outsourced, which may have caused the error. But why should the consumers suffer? The consumer who received this bill approached us immediately. We went to the sub divisional officer (SDO) and superintending engineer (SE) Mukul Singhal who rectified the bill. We have been receiving a number of complaints regarding inflated bills,” said Harish Joneja, secretary, Noida entrepreneurs’ association (NEA).

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