CMC yet to pay Rs 1.14 crore to Chescom

Power supplying company threaten to disconnect power supply

CMC yet to pay Rs 1.14 crore to Chescom

The CMC has failed to pay the electricity bill of the Chescom for consuming electricity for the supply of water. The Chescom has served notices on the CMC to pay the arrears or face disconnection of power supply. 

The CMC has failed to pay the electricity bill to Chescom. In fact, the Chescom had disconnected power supply to all the streetlights in the city seven to eight months ago. 

An amount of Rs 1.14 crore is due from the CMC. The CMC uses the services of Chescom for supplying water to its citizens and for lighting the street lights. The due for supplying water is Rs 85,95,589 and for street lights is Rs 28,10,703. 

Chescom Executive Engineer has warned for disconnecting power supply failing to pay the pending bill. He has said that Chescom will not be responsible if there was any inconvenience met at the public. Chescom Assistant Engineer Suresh said “the citizens pay electricity bills promptly.

We are only facing problems with the CMC. The electricity bill for consumption of electricity for using the pump sets to pump water comes around Rs six lakh to Rs 8 lakh. If the payment of the amount is delayed , then the due increases every month,” he explained. 

“If we fail to recover the amount, higher officials take action against us. Sometimes, even our salary is deducted. Hence, we have to take tough action,” he said. CMC Commissioner was not available for comment. 

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