Mumbai: Consumers Protest Against Inflated Power Bills Charged By Adani Electricity
MERC has already appointed a committee to look into the matter
Mumbai: Consumers of Adani Electricity Wednesday walked to the office of the firm in Sakinaka protesting “inflated” bills and sought refund.
The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) had already appointed a committee to look into the reasons behind ‘inflated’ power bills.
Hundreds of residents of Sakinaka marched to the firm’s office demanding that “incorrect” power bills be withdrawn for the sake of transparency and also raised slogans.
The protest march was organised by Abbas Mirza who heads Rashtriya Ekta Foundation.
“Even though the regulator has initiated an enquiry into inflated bills of Adani Power, the hassled citizens will not tolerate high-handedness of the firm”, he said.
RTI activist Anil Galgali, who also attended the protest march, demanded that the power firm upload a statement detailing its income and expenditure on its portal.
“In our demand to Adani Electricity Mumbai Ltd (AEML), we have said that individual metres be installed for each consumer”, he said.
From September 1 this year, over 30 lakh consumers of Reliance Energy were technically migrated to Adani Electricity Mumbai Ltd (AEML), after Adani Group acquired Reliance Infrastructure’s Mumbai power business.
The issue of alleged inflated bill was taken up by political parties, including the BJP and the Congress.
AEML had stated that the bills reflected only seasonal rise in consumption of power during October and November.