Bhubaneswar: The Central Electricity Supply Utility of Odisha (Cesu) has collected Rs 72.66 crore arrear from defaulting consumers in 18 days of the Special Arrear Recovery and Disconnection drive.
In a statement, the discom said it had issued disconnection notice to 7,12,276 consumers. However, only 1,62,801 consumers have been covered so far.
Due to the failure to pay arrear bills, the Cesu disconnected power supply to 21,339 consumers. At the same time, after 9,289 consumers cleared the arrears, power connection was resumed, the statement added. The discom received complaints on bill disputes from 35,277 consumers. The bill disputes will be resolved from February 6, 2020 to February 16, 2020.
Cesu CEO Arun Bothra said the special drive has been suspended for 10 days and the disom will resolve the bill dispute during this period.
Worth mentioning, the discom launched the special drive from January 16, 2020 to February 5, 2020.