Residents alleged that the facility management of builder is not paying the electricity bill to DHBVN despite collecting the same in advance from the residents.
The residents of Sare Homes, a residential society in sector 92, are suffering from the unscheduled power cuts and outage. The power goes daily for three to four hours. They alleged that the facility management of builder is not paying the electricity bill to DHBVN despite collecting the same in advance from the residents.
In this regard, a delegation of RWA of Sare Homes met the Deputy Commissioner (DC)Amit Khatri on Monday and gave a memorandum seeking his intervention to resolve the problem. They have also requested him to take strict action against the facility management.
The maintenance and electricity management of the society lies with the SARE facility service pvt. ltd. They charge for both the electricity and power backup in advance from the residents under the pre-paid scheme.
They alleged that the facility management is an offender of non-payment of electricity bill to DHBVN. Vinod Munshi, Secretary, Sare Homes RWA said, "We are suffering because of the lackadaisical attitude of the builder. This has become a nuisance for us as the facility managing agency is not paying the bills on time despite the residents paying them in advance. With the late payments, the facility management always ends up paying with surcharge, the load of which falls on the individual account of the residents for no faults of theirs."
Around 1500 families are residing in the society. At present, the residents are paying the prepaid electricity charged at Rs. 6.67 per unit and when they use diesel generator they are charged at Rs.20 per unit causing immense financial strain on them. They are getting electricity from shared feeder causing voltage fluctuations damaging their household appliances.
They alleged that the management does not pay the electricity bill to DHBVN which in turn cuts the power supply of the society. On July 2, the residents of the society gathered at DC house seeking immediate action against the builder who it turn assured them that action will be taken against the builder. However, not much has been done in this direction.
Now they fear that again the management will not pay the bill of Rs. 41 lakhs which is due on August 23. Praveen Malik, President, Sare Homes RWA said, " We pay our bills on time, however we don't now whether the management pays out bill on time or not. We have written several letters to concerned department and now we have approached DC. We have suggested few solutions to him and he has assured us that he will look into this matter and mark the letter to DTP and DHBVN for immediate action."