Bhubaneswar, Jan 16: The Central Electricity Supply Utility (CESU), the power distribution company of Odisha, disconnected the supply of power to 1545 defaulting consumers and also collected Rs 5.85 crore of pending power bills.
The CESU today started disconnecting the supply of power to households in Khordha area that have failed to pay the electricity bill.
At least 39 squads have been set up by the power utility company carrying out the mass power disconnection exercise. It is planning to snap supply of more than seven lakh of its consumers who have failed to pay their pending dues before the deadline that ended on January 15.
“Commercial consumers of Saheed Nagar and Baramunda have cleared their arrear on the first day of the drive,’ said a CESU official.
CESU officials further said that around 13411 commercial consumers were covered by 533 special disconnection squads. “CESU has also received complaints from around 3971 consumers on bill revision. Besides 2346 consumers have availed installment facilities to clear their electricity arrear,” added the official.