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Updated: 07-12-2018 23:42 IST

MERC asked to look into Adani power bills issue: Minister

Nagpur, Dec 7 (PTI)Maharashtra Energy Minister

Chandrashekhar Bawankule Friday said the state government has

directed the MERC to look into the issue of 'increased'

electricity bills of Adani Electricity's consumers in Mumbai.

He was speaking to reporters outside the city airport.

"The government has asked the Maharashtra Electricity

Regulation (MERC) to sou moto look into the issue raised by

BJP leader Ashish Shelar about complaints on high electricity

bills based on average energy consumption instead of actual

metering in Mumbai," he said.

"Accordingly, the MERC has taken cognisance and given

directions to check the complaints and correct the bills," the

minister added.

Local MLA Ashish Shelar had met Chief Minister

Devendra last Fadnavis Saturday to convey people's concerns

over sudden and steep increase in power bills in suburban

Mumbai, where Adani Electricity is the electricity


Adani Electricity Mumbai Limited is a subsidiary of

Adani Transmission, formed after acquisition of Reliance

Infrastructure's generation, transmission and distribution

utilities in Mumbai.

The MERC has appointed a two-member fact-finding

committee to look into consumer complaints to ascertain the

reasons for the sudden upsurge in consumption as well as bills

of Adani Electricity's consumers in the megapolis.

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