A 'paan' seller here got the shock of his life after he received an electricity bill of Rs 132.29 crore this Diwali season, which the Haryana power utility UHBVN described as a "blunder" caused due to some technical problem in its online billing software system.
Interior Minister Rehman Malik tops a list of Pakistani ministers who have defaulted on the payment of electricity bills, with the outstanding dues for his official residence here amounting to over Rs 4.9 million.
After drawing strong criticism for asking Delhiites to cut use of power if they cannot pay high electricity bill, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit was in a damage control mode as she said her comments were taken out of context.
Power distribution companies (Discoms) in Haryana will recover Fuel Surcharge Adjustment (FSA) from electricity consumers in the state to tide over mounting debt and losses, a senior officer said Sunday.
People already reeling under high
inflation will now have to shell out more on electricity bills
with city`s power regulator on Friday announcing a nearly 22 per
cent hike in tariff for almost all categories of consumers.