Raia locals furious over four-month electricity bill

Residents of Manora-Raia are up in arms over the electricity bill raised by the electricity department over the last four months.

They have resolved not to pay the bills and have also decided to call on the power officials to register their protest over the delay in serving the bills on a monthly basis.
When power consumers of the locality received the bills in the last two days, they were shocked that they have received the bill for the last four months. They demanded that the electricity department serves them monthly bills to facilitate payments without any difficulty.

“Most of the residents of this locality are poor people. How can the government expect them to pay bills running into thousands of rupees at one time?”, questioned Anthony Rodrigues. He said the people have resolved not to pay the bills and would demand that the electricity department issues them bills on a monthly basis. [H]