PDD warns disconnection of supply if bills not cleared

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Mar 13: Electricity Department has taken exception to non-clearance of pending electricity bills from several areas falling under the jurisdiction of Electric EM&RE Division-III, Jammu and warned to disconnect supply if they did not deposit their power bills within one week.

The Executive Engineer Electric M&RE Division-III, Jammu, has stated that there were huge outstanding of electricity bills of consumers and the concerned public was not coming forward to deposit even at the fag end of the financial year.

In Jammu West area the consumers of Ban Talab, Rajpura, Gole Gujral and Domana have not cleared their dues while in Bhalwal block the consumers of Kot Bhalwal, Aghore, Gharota, Garkhal, Simbliwala and Dharamkhoo are yet to clear their pendinf power bills.

The power bills are also pending in Marh and Gajansoo areas of Marh block while the villages under Akhnoor block from where the power bills are yet to be recovered included Rabta, Mathwar, Sarote, Dori-Dager, Balli, Nathal, Kathar, migrant colonies of Gurha Jagir and Naiwala. In Khour block the people of Pargwal, Hamirpur, Pangali, Derian, Bhopar, Datyal, Nikkian and border areas of Khour are yet to clear their pending power bills.

The Executive Engineer concerned has warned that the power connection of all the people would be disconnected, if they failed to deposit their pending electricity charges within one week. He also stated that no further notice would be issued in this regard.

He added that to facilitate the general public in the matter, all the offices of Electrical Department of these areas would remain open on all holidays, including Sundays till March 31, 2012 and that J&K Bank branches are accepting all Electricity Bills even after expiry of their due date.