Mysuru, December 6:- ‘Electrical’ Nagaraj of the city staged a lonely protest on Friday against the new policy to install new digital metres by the electricity supply companies (ESComs) instead of the old meters. “This has become a burden on the consumers and they need to shell out more money.”
Nagaraj, who staged a lonely protest in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office here, said that the electric meters installed previously were attracting additional payments as per the usage of the power consumption.
He said that the new digital meter has been made mandatory across the state except Bengaluru and the deposit amount costs Rs 7,000. He said that the deposit amount won’t be returned to the consumer if the installed meters burn out and alleged that customers have to pay a rent of Rs 300 with an additional tax of Rs 54 every month.
He urged the state government to take a deposit of Rs 2,000 instead of Rs 7,000. (NGB, KS)