scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Friday, July 30, 2021

PMC’s first duty for 23 newly merged villages: Clear Rs 4.27 crore in electricity bill dues

The highest dues of Rs 1.87 crore is in Wagholi followed by Rs 71.90 lakh in Holkarwadi and Rs 66.41 lakh in Bavdhan Budruk. There are no dues in Nanded, Sanasnagar and Manjari villages.

Written by Ajay Jadhav | Pune |
Updated: July 14, 2021 8:55:55 pm
The ruling BJP in PMC has been demanding Rs 10,000 crore from the state government for development of basic civic facilities in these villages citing the need of proper roads, storm drains, network of sewage lines, water supply lines and so on. (File)

Within a fortnight after 23 new villages were merged in the civic limits of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), the civic body is faced with the financial impact of the merger as it has to pay Rs 4.27 crore to clear pending electricity bills of civic facilities in the newly merged areas. The PMC will have to pay up so as to avoid power cuts.

“The state government merged 23 new villages in the PMC and directed them to take over responsibilities of the areas, along with existing civic facilities. Most villages have not paid electricity bills for various civic facilities, and if these dues are not cleared then power supply will be discontinued causing inconvenience to the public,” said Hemant Rasane, chairperson of the standing committee of the PMC.

Civic facilities include streetlights, offices, schools and other structures that require power supply in these 23 villages.

“The process of taking over civic properties is on along with a transfer of power meters, under the PMC. It has, however, been found that many civic facilities have not paid electricity bills in these areas, and the amount pending is Rs 4.27 crore. The power utility has started to discontinue supply,” said Rasane, adding that the standing committee had approved for the dues to be cleared immediately.

Maximum pending amount of Rs 1.87 crore is from Wagholi, followed by Rs 71.90 lakh in Holkarwadi and Rs 66.41 lakh in Bavdhan Budhruk. There are no dues in Nanded, Sanasnagar and Manjari villages.

The ruling BJP has been demanding Rs 10,000 crore from the state government for the development of basic civic facilities in these villages, citing the need of proper roads, storm water drains, sewerage, water supply lines among others.

– Stay updated with the latest Pune news. Follow Express Pune on Twitter here and on Facebook here. You can also join our Express Pune Telegram channel here.

📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines

For all the latest Pune News, download Indian Express App.

  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
Advertisement

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement