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Man gets Rs. 39 crore power bill


A family here has reportedly received an electricity bill of over Rs. 39 crore for the month of October. The Power Development Department (PDD) blamed it on the billing software and promised to rectify it at the earliest.

Ram Krishan, a resident of Puran Nagar in Talab Tillo area of Jammu city, was shell shocked when he received a bill of around Rs. 39 crore for October.

“Ours is a middle class family and even... the richest family in the country don’t get such a huge electricity bill for one month,” a family member of Ram Krishan said.

There must have been some error with the software that prepares the bill, a PDD official said, while promising to look into the matter and get it rectified at the earliest.

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