After Jwala Gutta, Taapsee Pannu and other actors spark reactions on Twitter after sharing their inflated electricity bills
New Delhi : The global coronavirus pandemic has left us all stuck at home due to the government implemented lockdown. This virus outbreak brought chaos in all of our lives and left us in a tough economic situation. While we're stuck at home there are essential workers who are working day and night to contain and control this highly contagious virus that has infected a large number of people across the globe and has also led to a large number of deaths as well. But at the same time, the coronavirus lockdown has taken a toll on our country's economy.
We're all at home and working from home but at the same time, there are a lot of people who have been stuck away from home and dealing with a major financial crisis. In the midst of all this chaos, companies are coming forward to help people but there are those who are taking advantage as well. The various electricity boards across Mumbai seem to have handed a large number of consumers inflated bills.
Quite recently Arjuna awardee Jwala Gutta sparked a debate on Twitter when she shared that her Tata Power electricity bill came to Rs. 16,000 and that too when she wasn't even home. A lot of consumers have been filing complaints with their respective electricity board about the highly inflated bills. Tv actress Kavita Kaushik also raised a similar complaint on Twitter. The June electricity bills have led to bigger debate on the situation. Taapsee Pannu, Pulkit Samrat, Vir Das took to Twitter to slam Adani Power for sending them bills as high as Rs. 36,000. They have also tweeted pictures of the bill which also sparked a response from Richa Chadha who says "loot hai" and asked Adani Power to respond to all the consumers for the insanely high bills. Industry people like KRK, Dino Morea have also tweeted to Adani Power for the same issue.
Numerous consumers have requested CM Uddhav Thackery to look into it and resolve the issue. In response to all the complaints, an Adani Electricity spokesperson claimed that the bills for March to May were a lot lower as they were based on the average of the previous months which happened to be winter months and the consumption is believed to be a lot higher during the summer season as well as due to the lockdown and that they will receive bills based on actual consumption from now on. MSEDCL and Tata Power have said that there is nothing wrong with the past bills as it was the recovery of the dues for the past three summer months as reported by Times of India, but we find that really hard to believe.