In a lifetime shocker, a paanwala (betel-leaf seller) has got power bill as whopping as Rs 132 Crore this Diwali. Rajesh, who runs a shop in Gohana town of Haryana, has got the electricity bill of Rs 132.29 crore for the month of October. The bill was issued by the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN).
And if you think it’d be some numerical error, you have got it wrong. ” The full amount was also written in words,” shared a visibly shocked Rajesh. “I am a simple man with a small shop on rent. I use only a light bulb and a fan. My electricity bill is generally less than Rs 1,000. This bill is an absolute shocker,” he said. Rajesh said he will be visiting the electricity department office on Friday to get the bill rectified.
However, this is not first-time that power-department of Haryan has done such blunder in the past as well. In April 2007, a consumer in Haryana got a bill of Rs 234 crore for the electricity used in his two-bedroom house.