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Bathinda resident gets Rs 10-lakh power bill

Vijay Raj Jindal, a resident of Aggarwal Colony here, was in for a shock of his life when he saw his monthly electricity bill for Rs 10,33,000 for one month, which he received on Wednesday.

punjab Updated: Nov 06, 2014 23:24 IST
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Vijay Raj Jindal, a resident of Aggarwal Colony here, was in for a shock of his life when he saw his monthly electricity bill for Rs 10,33,000 for one month, which he received on Wednesday.

On Wednesday evening, when an employee of the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) delivered the bill, he thought to have received the electricity bill of the whole colony.

“I usually get a bill for Rs 2,500-3,000 per month. However, this time the bill amount is beyond imagination and this shows the way the PSPCL works,” said Jindal.

According to the bill sent by the PSPCL, Vijay has consumed 18,000 electricity units from October 2, to November 3.

“There is a problem with the bill every month. They add previous month’s amount also in the current month’s bill and for that I have to go to their office to get that rectified. But this time, it seems, they have charged the bill of my whole life in one go.” added Jindal.

“There must be some mistake while typing the meter reading, because of the spot billing. We will look into the matter and rectify the mistake as soon as possible,” said Hardeep Singh, executive engineer, PSPCL.