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Residents of Downtown areas resent inflated electricity bills

Superintending Engineer ( SE), Circle 1st Javaid Dar said the people who have issues should visit concerned PDD offices “to resolve only genuine cases.”
12:00 AM Mar 19, 2024 IST | Rabiya Bashir
residents of downtown areas resent inflated electricity bills
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Srinagar, Mar 18:  Residents of several areas of Downtown Srinagar have voiced their concerns against inflated electricity bills issued by the Power Development Department (PDD).

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Several residents said that they have received Rs 1680 electricity bills per month, a significant increase from previous bills.

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Muhammad Amin, an auto driver from Saida Kadal said that “I am shocked to received inflated electricity bills.”

"Meeting the basic needs of my family is already challenging. Earlier, I used to pay under Rs 1000, but Rs 1680 is not affordable for me," he said.

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Farooq Ahmad, a resident of Rainawari said that the inflated bills are “unacceptable.”

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Superintending Engineer ( SE), Circle 1st Javaid Dar said the people who have issues should visit concerned PDD offices “to resolve only genuine cases.”

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“We will also check how much electricity is being used by these households. We will install meters everywhere and accordingly they have to pay electricity bills," he added.

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