While the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has forced people to stay back and work from home due to the lockdown, it has led to several citizens across cities receiving inflated power bills, giving them sleepless nights.
In Delhi, the BSES has been issuing provisional electricity bills ever since the lockdown was imposed while in Mumbai, BEST is planning to restart meter-reading by staff.
Several residents of Delhi and Mumbai including celebrities such as Taapsee Pannu, Vir Das, Renuka Shahane raised complaints of receiving higher than usual power bills and took to social media to express their concerns.
Discoms have pointed to consumers working from home and extra usage of fans, air conditioners and other appliances contributing to this increase in consumption. The sky-high bills have prompted hilarious memes on social media. Here, take a look:
Looking at 3 months’ consolidated electricity bill pic.twitter.com/8xWTSJRBg7
— Rahul (@wtfrahul) June 28, 2020
When your AC just got serviced and you got sick
Electricity bill to Fever: pic.twitter.com/My77Zx8hWI
— Mojo (@Singhlicious) June 28, 2020
Just facts on electricity bill.😌😌 pic.twitter.com/DwrzQAA8jE
— ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ (@theesmaarkhan) June 27, 2020
Electricity Bill this month pic.twitter.com/xKjrpFyemk
— Akshay (@akshay_1009) June 27, 2020
After receiving high electricity bill in june.
Everyone – pic.twitter.com/uYHcPr1ziO
— Sahil Shirke (@SahilShirkeee) June 25, 2020
A lot of Mumbai folks and their electricity bills pic.twitter.com/SptaizxDZz
— Rana Safvi رعنا राना (@iamrana) June 27, 2020
When you realized that electricity bill is more than your salary pic.twitter.com/wmZ7goLK7w
— Aishthetic?? (@Badassgirlll) June 27, 2020
My next move after I saw the hike in my electricity bill pic.twitter.com/9tknF0u94y
— Godman Chikna (@Madan_Chikna) June 26, 2020
— Nikhil Nagda (@NagdaNikhil) June 28, 2020
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