Desk: The government claims that electricity has reached every village in the country. The electricity consumer has to install the meter. Now smart meters are being installed in place of normal meters. But the problem before the people is how to pay the outstanding electricity bill on the old meter. For this, the right to a one-time settlement has come to the assistant electrical engineer. Now you can deposit the old electricity bill once. Let’s know about it.
A provision was made to deduct money from smart meters every day for 300 days. This caused great hardship for customers. There was a ruckus over this several times, and other offices, including the electricity office at Tilak Maidan, were vandalized. Pankaj Rajesh, the superintending engineer of Muzaffarpur division, corresponded with the Patna headquarters several times. This rule has been in force since then.
Now, electricity consumers can clear their pending electricity bills within 300 days or deposit the entire bill in one go. The supervising electrical engineer said that all the assistant electrical engineers have been given this right. If any assistant electrical engineer refuses to deposit a one-time electricity bill, complain to me. Action will be taken after the investigation.
Power supply to the city through bamboo poles
Many schemes have been started in the district regarding electricity infrastructure. Crores of rupees were spent in the name of replacing damaged poles, wires, and transformers. Despite this, people have not been able to get rid of bamboo bats. There’s always a risk. RK Ashram has been abandoned by passing the cable wire over the boundary in Bela Mohalla. Residents of that area are in fear.
After receiving the complaint, the department official was removed and shifted to the pole. Electricity has been supplied to many houses on bamboo poles for many years in the Rambagh locality. Many houses in Ward 46 behind Sanskrit College in Kanchan Nagar are being supplied by tying them with bamboo. On Saturday, he broke the bamboo. Due to this, supply to many houses was stopped for four to five hours.