Bhubaneswar, Feb 6: The Central Electricity Supply Utility (CESU) has decided to suspend the disconnection drive temporarily. The utility has earlier started the disconnection drive from January 16 and has collected arrear of Rs 72.66 crore.
Chief Executive Officer of CESU, Arun Bothra said that in the first phase they have disconnected power supply of 21339 consumers. “Power supply has been restored in 9341 premises after payment of arrear dues in full or part. During this period, CESU has received applications for bill revision from 35,277Consumers and 100694 consumers have submitted their request for paying their arrear dues in installments. The second phase of the drive will resume from February 16,” said Bothra.
As many as 480 Special Disconnection Squads carried out the special drive in all the 247 sections and touched the premises of 1, 62,801 defaulting establishments / premises falling under commercial, industrial and high value domestic category. The drive was conducted in all the 20 divisions of CESU.