Pune, 11th January 2022: The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL), which is facing financial difficulties because of arrears, has cut off the power supply to domestic, commercial, and industrial arrears under Pune Circle. In the last month, the power supply to 40,853 arrears in rural areas as well as Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad has been cut off.
“MSEDCL’s financial situation has deteriorated due to increasing arrears due to non-payment of bills despite repeated appeals and requests. There was no other option but to cut off the power supply of the consumers with arrears. At present, under Pune Circle including Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad with rural areas of Haveli, Khed, Maval, Junnar, Ambegaon, Mulshi, and Velhe taluka, a total of 7,37,360 domestic customers have arrears of Rs 15.74 crore, for commercial use 1,00,802 customers have arrears of Rs 53.83 crore and for the industrial use 16,467 customers have arrears of Rs 25.29 crore”, MSEDCL stated in a press release.
During the last month, the power supply to 40,853 domestic, commercial and industrial customers in the Pune circle was cut off. Of these, 21,347 are in Pune city; 5,650 in Pimpri Chinchwad city, and 13,856 in Haveli, Mulshi, Velhe, Ambegaon, Junnar, Maval, and Khed talukas.
“Independent teams are scrutinizing the power connections after the power supply was cut off due to arrears in the campaign. Also, a special investigation is being carried out in the evening for the same case. In both cases, criminal action is being taken under section 135/138 of the Indian Electricity Act, 2003 against anyone found using electricity from neighbours or other places through wires or cables”, MSEDCL further stated.
Also, action is being taken to disconnect the power supply as per the rules, irrespective of the outstanding bill amount of the customers. Therefore, MSEDCL has appealed to cooperate by paying the arrears and current electricity bills regularly through mahadis.com website or the mobile app.