Electric shock! Taapsee Pannu complains about her latest electricity bill

Lawrence Kim
June 29, 2020

While celebrities including Prasanna, actress Karthika Nair and multilingual film actress Taapsee Pannu have voiced against the matter on Twitter, "Kaala" actress Huma Quresh is the latest to speak up about her electricity bill.

Along with it, she attached pictures of the electricity bills, showing how she was charged Rs 36,000 for the month of June 2020.

Now that some celebs are taking up the issue, will there be a way out?

Taapsee also posted another image of the electricity bill of an apartment where no one stays. The actor said he has been charged Rs 30,000.

@TataPower a bill of 40000 for the month of June. "Everything all right with Mumbai's Electricity Distribution Companies?".

"What are these new electricity rates?" While in the last two months, the bill was between Rs. 3850-4800, this time it went straight up to Rs. 36000! What is this new price surge? "Without a single new appliance being bought & barely using air conditioning - my bill for this month has tripled!" the "David" director tweeted.

Just like the common man, Bollywood celebrities in Mumbai, too, were shocked to find a surge in their power bills at least five times more than the usual amount. And yet no correction or apology! "Horrible", the "Masaan" director wrote. As per IANS, it stated, "We have re-started physical meter reading which was temporarily halted since March because of Covid-19".

The spokesperson added: "The bill amount for the past period shall be accounted as per Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) guidelines".

Whereas, the bill for the month of April was Rs 4,390 and May was Rs 3,850 only. Actual consumption in the months of Apr, May & June is comparatively higher due to seasonal impact (summer) and increased usage (advent of Lockdown/WfH). Now the consumers will start receiving the bills based on their actual consumption with appropriate tariff slab benefits.

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