UP shocker! Hapur man gets electricity bill of Rs 1.2 crore
Electricity bill has turned out be life's biggest shocker for an elderly man in Uttar Pradesh's Hapur district.
Electricity bill has turned out be life's biggest shocker for an elderly man in Uttar Pradesh's Hapur district. According to a report by news agency IANS, the Power Department in Uttar Pradesh has given a big shock to an elderly resident of Hapur district. Shamim, a septuagenarian, has been sent an electricity bill for Rs 1,28,45,95,444 while his power load is mere 2 KiloWatt. Shamim lives with his wife in Chamri village, Hapur. Shamim was reported as saying by the news agency that he had approached the Electricity Department to rectify the error, but was told by officials to pay the bill or else the electricity will not be reconnected.
"No one listens to our pleas, how will we submit that amount? When we went to complain about it, we were told that they will not resume our electricity supply unless we pay the bill," Shamim was quoted as saying. He also told reporters that his monthly electricity bill is around Rs 700 and Rs 800. "But this time, the Electricity Department has given me the bill of the entire city," he said.
According to the report, senior officials of the Power Department in Lucknow said that they were not aware of the matter and hence, could not comment. However, when told about the matter, they said it could be a technical glitch and would be rectified. Until the problem is rectified, Shamim and his family will live in darkness, the report said.
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