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Overblown Electricity Bills: Maharashtra’s Energy Minister indicates at ‘Diwali Gift’



Good news to Mumbaikars on Monday Maharashtra energy minister Nitin Raut had given clue regarding a major relief to electricity consumers facing the issue of Overblown power bills, saying a Diwali gift is in the depart.  It can be noted that a slew of users, including celebrities, had complained about high bills during the coronavirus-induced lockdown.
Asked about the issue of inflated power bills, Raut said his department has sent proposals to the Finance Department seven times.
Finally, it seems to have borne some success as ”Matoshree” (private residence of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray) called him earlier in the day about it, he said. The file was sent to the Finance Department on Sunday night, he added, conceding that he does not know if Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, who oversees the portfolio and is currently recuperating from COVID-19, has gone through it. “I think there should not be any doubt why this should not be a Diwali gift,” he added 
The minister is set to visit Adani Electricity Mumbai’s facilities on Tuesday as part of his efforts to assess the ground situation following the October 12 power fiasco, an official statement said.