Mumbai: After outcry, Adani Electricity admits to lapses in meter reading


Mumbai: After outcry, Adani Electricity admits to lapses in meter reading

After initially denying consumers’ complaints of unrealistically high power bills for May, June and July, Adani Electricity Mumbai Limited admitted to anomalies in meter readings by the vendor which led to the inflated bills. After protests from its power users in Kandivali, Malad and Goregaon which this paper had reported about on Tuesday, the company said it has terminated the services of the vendor and appointed a new one.

A spokesperson for AEML said on Tuesday they are identifying the affected consumers. “Unbilled and thus unpaid portions of May and June months also got read and billed with the July billing, giving consumers a feeling of higher bills. For ease of payout of the backlog, AEML would offer that all such bills can be paid in three interest-free instalments,” the spokesperson said.

AEML’s admission shows it is yet to take concrete steps to implement the recommendations of a fact-finding committee (FFC) appointed by the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission for fair practices. Read More

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