Last chance given to consumers under Electricity Bills Waiver Scheme

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Chandigarh, Nov13 (UNI) Haryana Power Utilities have decided to give the last chance to domestic and tubewell consumers in the rural areas to avail the benefit of Electricity Bills Waiver Scheme to avoid disconnections.

They will have to deposit their current bills by November 30, 2007, a spokesman of Haryana Power Utilities said here today.

He said that chance would be given to those consumers who had deposited at least one current bill during the period June 16, 2005 to May 31, 2007.

The willing consumers will be required to deposit the outstanding money in lumpsum.

The spokesman clarified that no fresh consumer would be allowed to opt for the scheme now.

Power Utilities would not permanently disconnect the power supply of those consumers who made the payment by November 30.

However, the supply would be disconnected to those consumers who had not deposited a single installment after the launch of the scheme.

The decision of giving the last chance was taken keeping in view of the fact that many consumers had initially opted for the scheme and deposited one or more installments.

They were now willing to deposit the unpaid amount without surcharge to avoid disconnections as Utilities had intensified the campaign against the non payers.

The spokesman said that more than 6.90 lakh domestic and 2.20 lakh tubewell consumers had opted for the scheme and availed the benefit of the Electricity Bills Waiver Scheme. They had deposited Rs 340 crore and returned to the main stream.

UNI

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