Mumbai/Delhi: Many common people and celebrities were in shock after their post lockdown electricity bills in Delhi and Mumbai charged them a hefty amount.
After Taapsee Pannu alleged that she had received an inflated electricity bill for the month of June, several other celebrities such as Renuka Shahane, Human Qureshi, Amyra Dastur, Dino Morea, and Kamya Punjabi, have posted on social media to voice similar complaints.
Tapsee, while sharing the snapshots of her electricity bills from previous six months, put out a comparison according to which the actress is supposed to pay Rs 36,000 for her recent electricity bill, as compared to Rs 4,390 a month before, and Rs 3,850 for the month before that.
3 months of lockdown and I wonder what appliance(s) I have newly used or bought in the apartment only last month to have such an insane rise in my electricity bill. @Adani_Elec_Mum what kind of POWER r u charging us for? pic.twitter.com/jZMMoxDMgj
— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) June 28, 2020
Actor Amyra Dastur said she wasn’t even living in the flat she was charged for, since April 1. Vir Das and Renuka Shahane were also taken aback by their bills.
Dear @Adani_Elec_Mum I got a bill of Rs5510/= on the 9th of May while in June I got a bill of Rs 29,700 combining May & June where you've charged me Rs 18080 for the month of May. How did Rs.5510/= become Rs.18080/=? pic.twitter.com/64zlmNe8Qo
— Renuka Shahane (@renukash) June 28, 2020
Actor Dino Morea also was one among the many who pointed out the high electricity bills. However, he is optimistic. “I am sure there’s a solution, there’s a meter reading and units consumed. We’ll just have to understand it better from the electricity company as to why so high suddenly. I am sure if there’s an excess charged they will credit it back to me,” he says.