Tyre repairer gets Rs 77-crore power bill

Since his bill usually came to around Rs 2,000, the mother of the small tyre repair shop's owner in Haryana was in for a shock and had to be rushed for medical attention

Chandigarh: An owner of a small tyre repair shop in Haryana's Faridabad town was handed over an unusually steep electricity bill of over Rs 77 crore, leaving him utterly “shocked”.

With just  a fan and  a bulb working, the bill came as a shock for the shop owner. Pic/Getty Images
With just a fan and a bulb working, the bill came as a shock for the shop owner. Pic/Getty Images

The owner of Surinder Auto Works in Faridabad town, adjoining New Delhi, said that he and his family were “shocked” to see the bill and the amount of over Rs 77.89 crore mentioned in it.

“I run a shop from a rented premises where I repair punctured tyres. My bill has always been Rs 2,000-2,500. I only have a fan
and a bulb working here. I have cleared all my earlier bills. This one came as a shocker,” said the shopkeeper, whose shop is in Adarsh Nagar colony.

Neighbours said that the shopkeeper’s mother had to be taken to a doctor as she felt unwell after hearing about the huge bill.
The bill, dated October 31, was issued by the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN).

Not a first
This is not the first instance in Haryana that a consumer has been given a big bill.

A pan seller (betel leaf seller) in Haryana’s Gohana town in Sonipat district got a bill of Rs 132 crore in October last year.

Earlier, an electricity consumer in Haryana’s Narnaul town got a bill of R234 crore in April 2007.

Officials of the concerned power utilities blamed the bills on technical and computer glitches.

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