Defaulters to face power disconnection from Jan 16: CESU CEO
Bhubaneswar: Central Electricity Supply Utility (CESU) has decided to disconnect electricity supply of defaulters after the deadline of depositing the pending bill ends.
CESU Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Arun Bothra said consumers should deposit their pending bills by January 15, failing which their power supply will be disconnected from January 16.
Speaking to mediapersons, Bothra said, “Out of 7 lakh domestic consumers, only 1.10 lakh have deposited their pending bills amounting to Rs 21 crore while the remaining bill amount of Rs 1,971 crore is yet to be deposited.”
A total of 11,397 villages have been identified and 413 special squads formed to disconnect power supply of defaulters after the deadline ends, Bothra said.
Fresh notices were sent to 8.36 lakh domestic consumers and 59,190 commercial consumers to deposit the pending bills within the specified date. Moreover, the State Government has also assured to deposit all pending bills of 5,965 government consumers amounting to Rs 64.35 crore by March 31.
The CESU CEO also stated that “it is not intended to disconnect power from the houses of our consumers, rather provide them uninterrupted power supply. However, if the pending dues are not paid, the only option is to deprive them of power supply.”
This apart, he also informed that there will be a scheduled power cut in some parts of the State on January 10 and 11 due to maintenance work.