Man rushed to hospital after receiving Rs 80 cr electricity bill
Mumbai : An old-age man had to rush to the hospital after sudden spike in his blood pressure as he received an electricity bill of whopping Rs 80 cr amount.
Ganpat Naik who runs a rice-mill in Nirmal village was left shocked when he received his power bill amount of Rs 80 crore. His grandson explained that they were working in the mill when the bill came and soon after seeing the amount his blood pressure shot up and they had to take him to the hospital for checkup.
The 80-year-old man’s grandson Niraj said, “At first, I thought they have sent us the entire district’s bill. We rechecked and it was only our bill. We got scared because the electricity board has started recovering dues and arrears from everyone for the lockdown period.”
However, the Maharashtra Board later clarified that the high amount in the bill was due to clerical mistake and it was corrected later.
An electricity board official, Surendra Monere said, “The agency had made a bill of nine digits instead of six digits. While we were rerunning the bill and making corrections, the agency went on and issued the bill to Naik. We have studied their electricity meter and given them a fresh bill of six digits. They are satisfied now.”