Residents flock to pay their electricity bills online
NAVI MUMBAI: The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company (MSEDCL) has collected about Rs1,900 crore in electricity bills from 1.23 crore consumers in 2012-13 aided largely by its online bill payment facil- ity. Of this, the second largest collection came from Vashi division which collected Rs39.82 crore.
The single largest collection of electricity tariffs of Rs275 crore was from Bhandup. This, according to MSEDCL officers, was a direct result of the ease the technology-based initiatives such as payment of bills online, installa- tion of Any Time Payment (ATP) machines and payment of bills through Short Message Service ( SMS) were introduced. The Vashi division collected Rs 39.82 crore from 34,529 consumers while the Panvel division made a record collection of Rs34.18 crore from 51,945 consumers; the Nerul division collected Rs37.88 crore from 40,222 consumers.
The successful collection shows that the e-billing system has picked up very well among customers who prefer to pay their bills in a hassle free-way. Moreover, customers were further incentivised to use the facility after MSEDCL’s retracted the additional 2% charge for the facility.
To pay e-bills, customers have to register on www. mahadiscom.in and click on the ‘go green’ option and fill in respective details to pay their bills.For the SMS service the consumers have to register their mobile number thereafter they can pay bills by sending credit card details.