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    Power tariff cut by 6% for South Mumbai

    Mumbai: Ahead of the Ganesh festival and until Diwali, the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Authority (MERC) on Wednesday reduced power tariffs for South Mumbai by 6 to 8 per cent. However, consumers in North Mumbai will see up to a one per cent hike in current rates. According to Anand Kulkarni, chairman of MERC, this hike for North Mumbai is negligible.

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    Batti Gul Meter Chalu: Shahid Kapoor recollects incident from his teenage years when he had Batti Gul moment

    Shahid Kapoor is currently busy with the promotions of Shree Narayan Singh’s Batti Gul Meter Chalu. The film stars Shraddha Kapoor, Yami Gautam and Divyendu Sharma in pivotal roles. The film revolves around a social message and quirky take on the conspiracy behind exorbitant electricity bills. This is the first time Shahid Kapoor will essay the role

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    Electric Shock! Mahavitaran wants hike of 40 percent in power charges

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has submitted its proposal to Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) seeking a hike in electricity charges by 40 per cent per unit. If MERC approves the proposal, power users from Thane, Navi Mumbai, Kalyan-Dombivli, Kanjurmarg, Bhandup and Mulund, along with rest of the state will get a shock in next month’s bill. Monthly charges of residential power consumers will be charged double or

  • Bhopal: Consumers to bear shock of electricity bill waiver

    Bhopal: The brunt of waiving off electricity bills of unorganized workers by the state government would fall on general consumers. The waiving off electricity bills will put financial burden of Rs 5200 crore. The state government would be compensating only 1800 crore as subsidy.

  • Ujjain: Government targets weaker section with ‘Saral Bijli Yojana’

    Ujjain: The Government granted an electricity sop to allure workers and BPL families in the poll bound state by implementing ‘Saral Bijli Yojana’. The simple electricity bill scheme and the Chief Minister’s outstanding bill waiver scheme were inaugurated by the Madhya Pradesh West Zone Power Distribution Company across the state on Tuesday.

  • Make e-payment of water, electricity, phone bills, Delhi government says to Heads of Departments

    New Delhi: The Delhi government has asked all principal secretaries and secretaries to ensure e-payments of electricity, water and telephone bills in their respective departments, a move intended to promote digitisation of payments. The government has asked all heads of departments to start e-payments of telephone charges in offices under their control  as the Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) has agreed to accept the same through electronic mode.

  • Mumbai: Western Railways to soon install solar panels on Churchgate-Virar route

    Mumbai: Under the ‘Mission 41K’ scheme, the Indian Railways aims to save electricity bills to the tune of Rs 41,000 cr in next ten years. A railway official said that the Western Railways (WR) will soon install solar panels on the Churchgate-Virar route which will save the electricity bills. The WR has identified 23 locations on its Churchgate-Virar route, which also includes railway stations.

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    BSES offers cash back on power bills paid using Bharat QR Code

    New Delhi: In a move to encourage digital payment of electricity bills, BSES, one of the two electricity distribution companies (discoms) in Delhi, on Wednesday announced the launch of the Bharat QR Code-enabled facility for paying its electricity bills.

  • Bhopal: Congress stages walkout on faulty power meters

    BHOPAL: Congress MLAs created commotion in the House during the Question Hour on Thursday over electricity bills. Congress members, dissatisfied with the reply of the minister, staged a walkout.

  • Ujjain: Residents of Police Colony create ruckus

    Ujjain: Irked at curb on water supply, Police Colony residents at Dewas Road created broil on Sunday morning. According to information, electricity bills of Block A to Block J of the colony amounting to Rs 1, 15, 955 were not paid, while the residents said they were paying the fixed amount regularly. The due bills are of the period of Simhastha when cops came from different places and stayed here in these

  • Bhopal: Power companies to outsource billing, collection

    BHOPAL: The power distribution companies of the state, concerned over low recovery of electricity bills in some areas across the state, are going to handover the work of billing and collection to private outfits. These companies have already floated tenders, inviting bids for outsourcing the billing and collection work. The financial bids would be opened on February 10.

  • Bhopal: Electricity bills to be provided in Hindi

    BHOPAL: Minister for energy, Paras Jain, speaking at a meeting of departmental advisory committee here on Tuesday, said attempts are being made to provide electricity bills to customers in Hindi language.

  • Electricity bills: Discom accepts denotified notes worth Rs 36 crore

    Indore: Western Regional Power Distribution Company has accepted demonetised notes worth Rs 36 crore since November 8. The Discom said that they would shortly announce whether they would be accepting denotified notes from Tuesday.

  • BMC to impose cess of 10 paisa per unit on MPEB

    BHOPAL : Bhopal mayor Alok Sharma announced in special meeting of BMC council on revenue collection that the BMC would impose a cess of 10 paisa per unit on MPEB’s electricity bills.

  • Poor cannot understand power bills : CM

    BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan, at a review meeting of Department of Energy on Monday, said that the format of the electricity bills sent to BPL families was so complicated that they were unable to understand it. So, the Department of Energy should make the electricity bills simpler.

  • Electricity bills give shock to villagers

    Seoni Malwa : Residents of village Bharlai have been sent domestic electricity bills to the tune of Rs 15 thousand to 20 thousand for the month of June. Angry villagers submitted a memorandum to the SDM Prakash Singh Chauhan and Junior Engineer Suhane demanding correction the electricity bills. Premkishore Banotiya, a villager of Bharlai said that the electricity department has been installing new power meters in their houses for the past six