The Power Department in Uttar Pradesh has sent an electricity bill for Rs 1,28,45,95,444 to an elderly resident Shamim, a septuagenarian from of Hapur district.This huge amount of his bill came even after his power load is merely 2 KiloWatt. While Shamim, residing in Chamri village with his wife said that he has approached the Electricity Department to rectify the error, Ram Sharan assistant electrical enginner agreed that it is a technical fault. However, Shamim alleges that officials told him to pay the bill or else the electricity will not be reconnected.
“No one listens to our pleas, how will we submit that amount? When we went to complain about it, we were told that they will not resume our electricity supply unless we pay the bill,” he said. Shamim told reports that his monthly electricity bill is around Rs 700 and Rs 800. “But this time, the Electricity Department has given me the bill of the entire city,” he said.
However, Senior officials of the Power Department in Lucknow said that they were not aware of the matter and hence, could not comment. Assistant electrical manager responded and said that if Shamim provides the bill he will receive the updated bill, as this must be due to a technical error.