Pune dist: Power supply to 36,000 defaulters disconnected in 17 days
Following non-payment of electricity bills the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has disconnected power supply to more than 36,139 defaulters in the Pune district. They have an outstanding amount of ₹819.55 crore.
The defaulters include consumers from Pune city, Pimpri-Chinchwad and Pune rural areas. The action was taken against 13,650 residential consumers and 20,233 commercial consumers and 2,256 industrial consumers in the last 17 days.
In Pune city, MSEDCL has disconnected power supply to 20,000 defaulters who have an outstanding amount of ₹42.37 crore.
MSEDCL has initiated a drive against defaulters who haven’t paid bills for the last ten months.
Sachin Talewar, chief engineer, MSEDCL, Pune circle, said, “Consumers are responding positively and paying the bills. In the last 17 days, consumers have paid a total Rs145.75 crore of outstanding amount in Pune circle.”
“In total 97,413 consumers have paid outstanding bill amount. This includes 66,179 residential consumers, 28,005 commercial consumers and 3,229 industrial. They paid a total of ₹90.16 crore,” he said.
The power utility body, meanwhile, has taken a decision to keep electricity billing centres open during weekends. So consumers can pay bills even on Saturday’s and Sunday’s.
Action in Pune district
Area== Power disconnection of defaulters== Outstanding amount
Pune city== 19,388==Rs42.17 crore
Pimpri-Chinchwad== 9,885==Rs24.90 crore
Pune rural== 6,866==Rs22.48crore
Type of consumers== No of consumers ==Total outstanding
Residential==8,49,900== ₹505.23 crore
Commercial== 1, 38, 648== ₹211.70 crore
Industrial==20,138== ₹102.77 crore
Total ==10, 8,776==Rs819.71crore