Haryana discoms to take along cops to recover pending power bill

CHANDIGARH: Men in khaki may soon be seen accompanying officials of power distribution companies (discoms) of Haryana to recover electricity bill payments from defaulters. The initiative is being taken by discoms – Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) and Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) – to recover outstanding arrears from power consumers.

UHBVN and DHBVN have a total of 60 lakh electricity consumers across the state. Largely the defaulters have been from Ambala, Jind, Bhiwani, Kaithal, Rohtak, Sonipat and Jhajjar districts. The initiative came after the system of colour coded electricity bills to consumers was launched. Those making regular payments are being issued white and yellow bills while those who have defaulted for one month are issued pink bills.

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