UHBVN recovers Rs 75 cr from defaulting consumers

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Chandigarh, Dec 22 (UNI) The Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam has recovered Rs 75.38 crore from the defaulting electricity consumers by making temporary or permanent disconnections.

Giving details, a spokesman of the Nigam said today that it was targeted to disconnect supply of four lakh non-payers during the current year and the Nigam had made 209345 disconnections upto December 15. A sum of Rs 167.43 crore was due against these non-payers of electricity bills.

He said the Nigam disconnected supply of 43650 consumers in operation circle Ambala, 40787 in Yamunanagar, 36821 in Kurukshetra, 25890 in Karnal, 24259 in Panipat, 14141 in Rohtak, 11447 in Jind, 11051 in Sonepat and 1299 in the newly created operation circle Jhajjar.

The spokesman said a chance had been given to the non payers of domestic and tubewell categories in rural area to rejoin the electricity bills waiver scheme to avoid disconnections.

Similarly, the domestic consumers in urban area had also been allowed to make payment of their pending bills upto December 31, 2007 without surcharge in one go or by making payment in six equal monthly installments.

UNI

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