The residents have received their first bills seven months after the society switched from builder’s single-point connection to individual connection from the discom.
In a relief for the residents of Ardee City in Gurgaon, discom DHBVN has started issuing them electricity bills seven months after the society ended builder’s control over its power distribution and switched to the discom.
According to a TOI report, the first round of bi-monthly bills was issued to the residents on Saturday. After months of protest, the residents of Ardee City had opted out of builder’s single-point connection and switched to the discom in September last year.
The officials at the discom said that the first lot of bills were issued for September-October 2018 to the residents. The delay of seven months for issuing the bills was justified by the officials on the lengthy process of transfer.
The amount for the first bill was calculated on the basis of average use. The residents will also shave to pay for costs of setting up substation to be adjusted in subsequent bills, said the officials at discom.
Ardee City is home to around 2,100 residents. though most of the residents are happy with the transition, some even expressed concerns that their bills might run into huge sums owing to consolidation.
According to a discom official, the delay in billing happened as they were waiting for all the consumers to install DHBVN meters, as otherwise the process would have been problematic. The transition from a single-point to individual connections is always hectic and needs a lot of things to be taken care of, added the official.