19 January 2020
Bhubaneswar: On the fourth day of Arrear Collection-cum-Disconnection Drive CESU has collected an amount of Rs. 3.62 crores. During the day power supply to 1152 commercial consumers was disconnected.
Since the beginning of the drive on 16.01.2020, a total of 6275 disconnections have taken place. Out of these power supply has been restored in 2740 premises after payment of arrear dues during last four days. During the drive, CESU has collected Rs. 18.53 crore of arrear amounts. Other than that CESU has also received online payment of Rs. 1.1 crores.
The drive peacefully continued for the 4th day from 9 AM to 5 PM in all the 20 Divisions of CESU. Today 478 Special Disconnection Squads operated in 247 Sections and reached the premises of 8880 defaulting commercial establishments. Like first three days of drive, majority of defaulting consumers came forward to clear their dues in part or full.
As many as 1152 Commercial consumers did not clear their arrear dues even-after the requests made by the CESU Officials. Hence power disconnection to the premises of these commercial consumers was undertaken.
An amount of Rs.3.62 Crore have been collected from the defaulting consumers today. To-day CESU has received applications for bill revision of 1727 Consumers. 4548 consumers have submitted their request for making instalment payment. The details of Division-wise disconnection and collection figures are given in a separate sheet (enclosed).
On Sunday also, the collection counters were opened from early morning to till late evening to-day also. A good number of consumers came for paying their bills at collection counters at various Sections, Sub-Divisions and Division Offices. A sizeable number of consumers also came to CESU Office requesting to revise their bills.
"CESU once again expresses its sincere thanks to all 40,406 commercial consumers who have been touched during the Special Drive of CESU. CESU Authorities once again appeal the remaining defaulting consumers to clear their arrear dues so that CESU is not be forced to disconnect the power supply of their premises," CESU stated.