MP Man Hospitalised Due to Shock After Getting Rs 3,419 Crore Electricity Bill
The Madhya Pradesh government-run power company blamed “human error” and issued a corrected bill of ₹ 1,300
Priyanka Gupta, a resident of Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh, was in for a rude shock when she received a power bill of a whopping ₹ 3,419 crore due to which her father-in-law fell ill.
The Madhya Pradesh government-run power company blamed “human error” and issued a corrected bill of ₹ 1,300, much to the relief of the worried Gupta family, who are residents of Shiv Vihar Colony in the city. Ms Gupta’s husband Sanjeev Kankane said his father fell ill after seeing the huge figure on the electricity bill for the domestic consumption for July.
The bill, released on July 20, was cross-verified through the portal of the Madhya Pradesh Madhya Kshetra Vidyut Vitran Company (MPMKVVC) but was found to be correct, he claimed.
The bill was later corrected by the state power company, said Mr Kankane.MPMKVVC general manager Nitin Manglik blamed human error for the huge power bill and said action has been taken against the employees concerned.
“An employee entered the consumer number in place of the units consumed in the software, resulting in the bill with a higher amount. The corrected bill of ₹ 1,300 has been issued to the power consumer,” he said.
MP Energy Minister Pradyuman Singh Tomar told reporters that the error has been rectified and action is being taken against the employee concerned.
In an another incident, A man allegedly under the influence of alcohol climbed atop a 100-foot mobile phone tower in Maharashtra’s Jalna district seeking that his wife return home from her parent’s place, a police official said on Thursday. The incident took place in Dabhadi village in Badnapur tehsil on Wednesday and the man, identified as Ganpat Bakal, came down only after an assurance from villagers, fire brigade and police personnel that they would strive to solve the domestic dispute, he added.
“He was under the influence of alcohol. He came down from the tower after four hours. Bakal was detained and then released later,” he said.
Eyewitnesses said the scene reminded them of the legendary drunken act by Dharmendra’s character in the 1970s blockbuster ‘Sholay’.