A TANGEDCO team conducted a surprise check in the Thennur distribution area on Thursday and collected a fine of Rs.68,010 for various violations.

A team of about 50 officials of TANGEDCO, led by the superintending engineer, Urban, checked 2,178 power connections and detected the violations.

Continuing with faulty meters and other irregularities were also detected by the team and action has been initiated against the erring consumers. In a press release, S. Krishnamoorthy, executive engineer, TANGEDCO, Urban, Thennur, said that similar surprise checks will be conducted regularly and urged the consumers not to indulge in irregularities.