Delhiites claim they received hefty electricity bills, seek waiver of fixed power charges


Delhi residents claim that hefty electricity payments are being despatched to home shoppers, small-scale industries, showrooms and shopkeepers regardless that every little thing is shut because of the lockdown.

Delhiites have requested CM to dispose of fixed charges in electricity payments and cost shoppers solely on the idea of their utilization. (Photo: PTI)

At a time when the lockdown has been prolonged for one more two weeks, Delhiites have requested Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to dispose of fixed charges in electricity payments and cost shoppers solely on the idea of their utilization.

Delhi residents claim that hefty electricity payments are being despatched to home shoppers, small-scale industries, showrooms and shopkeepers regardless that every little thing is shut because of the lockdown.

The president of the East Delhi RWA Joint Front Federation BS Vohra stated that the federal government ought to critically think about waiving off fixed electricity charges. “Delhiites are being forced to pay fixed charges of electricity on 22,876 megawatts when the highest sanctioned load during this lockdown hasn’t been over 3,500 megawatts. Power discoms should not do that,” stated Vohra.

He additionally talked about spiritual establishments and stated that since they stay closed in the course of the lockdown, their fixed charges on electricity payments ought to be waived off as nicely.

Vipan Mahajan, a store proprietor in Krishna Nagar, stated that his electricity invoice has gone up by double in the course of the lockdown. “The electricity bill of my shop used to be around Rs 500 to 550 but after the lockdown, it went up to Rs 740 in the month of April and Rs 1550, if you take the month of May into account,” stated Mahajan.

Similarly, Anoop Aggarwal, basic secretary, Krishna Nagar Trade Service Association, stated his folks have not opened their outlets as soon as in the course of the lockdown.

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