Ghaziabad: The electricity issue in Royal Tower, Shipra Suncity, Indirapuram has left the residents in fear and uncertainty.
Residents allege that after taking the electricity bill from the residents in the Royal Tower, the company 'BM services' did not deposit it in the Electricity Corporation PVVNL for nearly 10 months. As a result, the Electricity Corporation cut power 10-15 times from 27 February to 29 September 2021. According to the Electricity corporation, there is a balance due of 19 lakhs for Royal Tower society.
The company had promised to deposit the full amount by November 30, 2021, but have failed to meet their promise. Now, the company officials have stopped picking up the phone. In such a situation, the residents are in fear that the corporation 'PVVNL' might cut the power permanently.
Abhishek Srivastav, a resident of Royal Tower says, “ We have been facing electricity problems for so long. The electricity company always promises to solve the problem but they always fail to deliver it. We need a permanent solution for this issue.”
Atul Srivastava, RWA president, Royal Tower says, “The power supply is being done by BM Services, a subsidiary of Shipra Estate Limited. Local residents were paying electricity to BM Services. The company was not giving the electricity money deposited by residents to the Electricity Corporation for the last 10 months."
He informed that after the RWA inquired about this from the company, it came to know that Rs 32 lakh was due to the Electricity Corporation. For this reason, the power was being cut time and again. After this, the RWA spoke to the officials of Shipra Suncity. They signed an agreement on stamp paper to deposit the entire amount in Electricity Corporation by 30th November 2021. The company deposited Rs 13 lakh by November 30, that too after persistent pressure. However, it still owes Rs 19 lakh.
"Now if I try to contact the company officials, they do not even talk, they are not picking up the phone calls. It is clear that they have used electricity money elsewhere. The company is giving false assurances to the people.” said Srivastava.
CitySpidey also tried to contact the officials of the electricity company but they didn't respond.