MSEDCL taken to task over inflated bills, power cuts
The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has recently been facing the residents’ anger over inflated bills and erratic supply. Consumers have been undertaking protest marches to MSEDCL offices, to demand uninterrupted supply and accurate billing.
Over a hundred angry Airoli residents, led by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) functionaries, barged into the local office on Tuesday to demand withdrawal of inflated bills and even locked the office’s entry gate. Consumers were heard complaining about inappropriate bills, no photo of meter on bills and illegal collection of meter testing charges.
“We have been assured that the faulty meters will be tested and excess amount, refunded. We demanded that the contractor be blacklisted,” said Nilesh Bankhale, vice president, MNS Navi Mumbai.