Bollywood actor Taapsee Pannu, Huma Qureshi, Renuka Shahane, and several others are expressing their shock over the unbelievable surge in their electricity bill received for the month of June.
Sharing a screenshot of her bill on twitter, Taapsee wrote, “Three months of lockdown and i wonder what appliance(s) i have newly used or bought in the apartment only last month to have such an insane rise in my electricity bill.”
Tagging Adani Electricity, she also asked, “What kind of power are you charging us for?” according to her post, Taapsee’s electricity dues went from being Rs. 4,390 in April to Rs. 36,000 in June.
And this one is for an apartment where no one stays n it’s only visited once in a week for cleaning purpose @Adani_Elec_Mum I am now worried if someone is actually using the apartment without our knowledge and you have helped us uncover the reality 🤷🏻♀️ pic.twitter.com/GeBQUSJaft— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) June 28, 2020
In another tweet, she said she received a bill of Rs. 8,640 for an apartment which is not even in use. Replying to this, Actor Pulkit Samrat shared that he also received a bill of Rs. 30,000.
Taapsee is not the only celebrity who has raised complaints regarding the sudden hike in electricity bills. Huma Qureshi, Vir Das, Renuka Shahane, and many others are also speaking out on the matter.
Huma Qureshi tweeted, “What are these new electricity rates?? @Adani_Elec_Mum Last month i paid 6k.. And this month 50k???!!! What is this sudden price surge? Kindly enlighten us.”
What are these new electricity rates ?? @Adani_Elec_Mum Last month I paid 6k .. and this month 50 k ????!!! What is this new price surge ?? Kindly enlighten us— Huma S Qureshi (@humasqureshi) June 29, 2020
Renuka Shahane also shared her shock as she wrote, ““Dear @Adani_Elec_Mum I got a bill of Rs5510/= on the 9th of May while in June I got a bill of Rs 29,700 combining May and June where you’ve charged me Rs 18, 080 for the month of May. How did Rs.5510/= become Rs.18080/?”
Dear @Adani_Elec_Mum I got a bill of Rs5510/= on the 9th of May while in June I got a bill of Rs 29,700 combining May & June where you've charged me Rs 18080 for the month of May. How did Rs.5510/= become Rs.18080/=? pic.twitter.com/64zlmNe8Qo— Renuka Shahane (@renukash) June 28, 2020
Here are some more celebrities who called out Adani Electricity for the surge in their bills:
Anyone else in Mumbai get an electricity bill that is triple what they usually pay?— Vir Das (@thevirdas) June 27, 2020
Not just celebrities, Mumbaikers also took their grievances to twitter. People expressed anger against the leading electricity distributors, including Tata Power and Adani Electricity. here are some of the tweets :
My electricity bill this month is 15K Rs. Thanks to #AdaniElectricity. It has never been beyond 3-4K but I think their company is in debt which is supposed to be taken care by #ThePeople. Not Done. @Adani_Elec_Mum #cmomaharashtra— CHINMAYI TRIPATHI (@chinmayimusic) June 25, 2020
#adanielectricity#AdaniPower— Saima Khalfay (@SaimaKhalfay) June 26, 2020
They have charged me 4 times the amount I pay. Ihave had minimal usage of electricity. They are total loots and theives. All complaints disregarded and unheard by them.https://t.co/vPAHBtEQx7
It is really annoying to see why we have charged almost double for electricity bill @Adani_Elec_Mum ?— Kaisar Malik (@kaisarmalikk) June 27, 2020
Please send me revised bill soonest, this is really mental torture when people are jobless #adanielectricity
My electricity bill from @Adani_Elec_Mum @renukash— Deepal (@Deepal46159486) June 29, 2020
My normal bill is between Rs 1700-1800 Rs per month. This bill is Rs 10,500!!!
Kaha ka Insaaf hain ??🥺😫😳
Last month bill was 1500 There is Rs 9,000 added.Shabda hi nahi#electricitybill #adanielectricity