Asha Bhosle receives Rs 53,579 power bill for 'unused' Lonavala bungalow

Updated: Dec 07, 2016, 14:02 IST | mid-day online correspondent |

Veteran singer Asha Bhosale has allegedly received 'exorbitant' electricity bill for her bungalow at Tungarli Road in Lonavala which according to her has 'not been in much use'

Asha Bhosale receives Rs 53,579 power bill for 'unused' Lonavala bungalowAsha Bhosle. Pic/Yogen Shah

Veteran singer Asha Bhosle has allegedly received 'exorbitant' electricity bill for her bungalow at Tungarli Road in Lonavala which according to her has 'not been in much use'.

The noted singer has been getting electricity bill ranging from Rs 50,000 and Rs 80,000 for the said bungalow.

Maharashtra government has directed authorities concerned to look into the matter.

State Power Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule has assured Bhosle that he would look into the matter and find out how she got such inflated bill for the bungalow.

According to sources, the heavy bill could be due to a technical glitch in computerised billing system. Mumbai city unit BJP president Ashish Shelar has taken up the issue with the minister. In a statement issued on Tuesday, Shelar said the government has instructed the officer concerned in Pune to look into the matter.

The said bungalow is located on Tungarli lake road in Lonavala, which Bhosle claimed is rarely in use. Despite it, the power bill for September was calculated at Rs 16,411.84. The bill has also mentioned that the owner has an outstanding amount of Rs 37,168.35 over non-payment of the previous bills, as per the statement issued by Shelar.

-with agency inputs

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