Pune: Mahavitraan, the state-owned electricity distribution company, has initiated a campaign to cut off the electricity supply of over 6 lakh defaulters in the Pune circle. According to the company, the outstanding electricity bills of domestic, commercial and industrial consumers in the region amount to ₹146.14 crore. Despite repeated appeals, the arrears have not been paid, leaving the company in financial trouble.
In Pune city, a total of 2,84,040 electricity consumers have arrears of ₹50.3 crore in domestic, commercial and industrial categories. Similarly, in the city of Pimpri Chinchwad, 1,31,766 electricity consumers have arrears of ₹35.17 crore. The rural areas of Ambegaon, Junnar, Maval, Khed, Mulshi, Velhe, and Haveli talukas have a total of 1,96,424 domestic consumers with arrears of ₹40.16 crores.
To address the issue, independent teams have been conducting verifications of electricity connections that have been disconnected due to arrears. If the defaulters are found to be using electricity from neighbors or other places through wire or cable, action is being taken against the neighbors and related defaulters as per Section 135/138 of the Indian Electricity Act 2003.
Electricity consumers have been appealed to pay their dues promptly and avoid the drastic action of disconnection of electricity supply. To facilitate payment, all official electricity bill payment centers of Mahavitran in Pune circle will be open during office hours on Saturday (18th) and Sunday (19th).
Additionally, a low-pressure electricity consumers’ online facility is available to pay their outstanding and current bills at home through the Mahadiscom website and mobile app.