PUNE: The residents of the Runal Florance Society in Yamunanagar, Nigdi are paying inflated electricity bills due to faulty meters. Even after lodging complaints at the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co Ltd (MSEDCL), Nigdi office, officials have not been addressing their complaints. Instead, they have been sending an average bill of 100 units per month since July 2017.
According to the residents of the society, their power meters have not been functioning properly since June this year. They approached to the MSEDCL Nigdi Office but nothing has been done till date.
“Power meters of several flat owners of the society have not been working. We approached the MSEDCL office and asked them to replace the meters but they have not done anything. They are not cooperating with us. They are sending us an average bill of 100 units per moth. We have been paying extra 30-35 units per month for the past three months,” said a resident of the society.
Sachin Dubal, another resident of the society, said, “In spite of my complaint and an application and multiple visits to the MSEB office, the meter has not been replaced. MSEDCL is just sending average bill of 100 units amounting to Rs 850 or more. What is my fault if MSEDCL has failed to replace the meter? Why should I pay more per month? As per the records, my consumption has never been 100 units per month.”
Madan Shewale, Executive Engineer, MSEDCL, Bhosari unit, said, “If there is a fault in the meter, we will soon replace it. We received many complaints regarding non-functioning meters. We are working on it. If the average bill of 100 units is sent by the office, we will refund excess amount after replacing the meters.”