UHBVN recovers Rs 40.13 crore from non-paying consumers

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Chandigarh, July 25: The Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam recovered Rs 40.13 crore from the defaulting consumers upto July 15 during the current fiscal by launching a special recovery campaign. Power supply of 103498 defaulters was disconnected temporarily/permanently, a spokesman of the Nigam said here today (Jul 25).

The Nigam snapped electricity supply of 26553 non payers in operation circle Ambala comprising of district Ambala and Panchkula, 20621 in operation circle Kurukshetra, 15242 in Karnal, 14333 in Yamuna Nagar, 9532 in Panipat, 5980 in Jind, 4702 in Kaithal, 2766 in Jhajjar, 2741 in Sonepat and 1028 in Rohtak, he said.

He said these non payers had to pay Rs 62.36 crore to the Nigam. By recovering Rs 40.13 crore from non payers, more than 64 percent of the defaulting amount has been recovered.

During preliminary checking it was observed that above 25 per cent of the permanently disconnected consumers had been drawing electricity illegally and without authorisation, which was a cause of concern, he said.

"Many permanently disconnected consumers had the new connection on the same premises in someone else's name. This led to loss of revenue to the Nigam. The checking teams have been directed to pay special focus on such consumers," he added.

PTI

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