Bhubaneswar: As decided previously, the Central Electricity Supply Utility (CESU) on Thursday began disconnecting power supply of defaulters in Khurda division.
While a total of 39 teams have been put to work, nine teams are at work in the Khurda Division. In a first phase, only commercial establishments are being targeted.
More than Rs 80 crore bill amount is pending from 51,000 defaulters, informed sources at CESU. The drive is undertaken in an attempt to retrieve the pending amount. Connection of defaulters who are able to pay up the pending amount will not be snapped.
On January 9 CESU CEO Arun Bothra had said that a grand total of 413 squads have been formed to carry out the enforcement. He had informed that 11,397 villages have been identified and the disconnection drive will be launched in 20 divisions across Odisha.