After Taapsee Pannu, Vir Das and Dino Morea, extra celebrities residing in Mumbai have complained of inflated electricity payments for the month of June. On Monday, Huma Qureshi wrote in a tweet that she obtained a invoice for Rs 50,000.
“What are these new electricity rates ?? @Adani_Elec_Mum. Last month I paid 6k .. and this month 50 k ????!!! What is this new price surge ?? Kindly enlighten us,” she wrote in a tweet. Hum Apke Hain Koun actor Renuka Shahane additionally complained, tweeting: “Dear @Adani_Elec_Mum I got a bill of Rs 5510/on the 9th of May while in June I got a bill of Rs 29,700 combining May & June where you’ve charged me Rs 18080 for the month of May. How did Rs.5510/become Rs.18080.”
What are these new electricity charges ?? @Adani_Elec_Mum Last month I paid 6k .. and this month 50 ok ????!!! What is that this new value surge ?? Kindly enlighten us
— Huma S Qureshi (@humasqureshi) June 29, 2020
Ranvir Shorey wrote: “The 21st century, a free market and a pandemic are apparently not enough for us to still be held to ransom by electric power companies like @Adani_Elec_Mum #scam #shame.”
Amyra Dastur wrote, “I freaking shifted to my mom and dad’s house in April! They’ve been charging my flat which I haven’t lived in for 3 months, double of what I would pay actually living there! Mine is best. Do you know how to stop this nonsense.”
Dear @Adani_Elec_Mum I obtained a invoice of Rs5510/= on the ninth of May whereas in June I obtained a invoice of Rs 29,700 combining May & June the place you have charged me Rs 18080 for the month of May. How did Rs.5510/= turn out to be Rs.18080/=? pic.twitter.com/64zlmNe8Qo
— Renuka Shahane (@renukash) June 28, 2020
The electricity supplier stated in an announcement that the payments are so excessive as they’re amassing arrears for the low charge charged in the final three months. “We have re-started physical meter reading which was temporarily halted since March because of Covid-19. Bills were generated on the lower side, being an average of preceding three months Â– that is, December, January and February, which are winter months. Actual consumption in the months of April, May and June is comparatively higher due to seasonal impact (summer) and increased usage (advent of Lockdown/WfH),” stated a spokesperson of Adani Electricity Mumbai Limited (AEML).
“The bill amount for the past period shall be accounted as per Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) guidelines. The consumers will start receiving the bills based on their actual consumption with appropriate tariff slab benefits,” they added.
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