The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has recently been facing the residents’ anger over inflated bills and erratic supply. Consumers have been undertaking protest marches to MSEDCL offices, to demand uninterrupted supply and accurate billing.
Over a hundred angry Airoli residents, led by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) functionaries, barged into the local office on Tuesday to demand withdrawal of inflated bills and even locked the office’s entry gate. Consumers were heard complaining about inappropriate bills, no photo of meter on bills and illegal collection of meter testing charges.
“We have been assured that the faulty meters will be tested and excess amount, refunded. We demanded that the contractor be blacklisted,” said Nilesh Bankhale, vice president, MNS Navi Mumbai.
Additional executive engineer of MSEDCL, Sarang Mahajan told TOI that the contractor’s man skipped some consumers while recording meter readings which reflected in the average billing. ” The contractor will be replaced too. The excess billing happened due to high consumption,” he added.
A few days back, Kharghar residents submitted 250 bills having exorbitant charges and forced officials to test their meters in a lab, citing faults.
Uran residents have planned a day-long dharna on Friday. Gothivli residents met MSEDCL MD with their demands. Ghansoli and Koparkhairane residents staged a protest under the leadership of Airoli MLA Sandeep Naik. David Backes Womens JerseyShare This