Published On : Mon, Oct 22nd, 2018

Day 1 of Disconnection Drive: Connections of 37 consumers snapped

Nagpur: On day 1 of Drive against High Value Private Consumers, Nagpur Municipal Corporation & Orange City Water have snapped almost 37 connections of high value private consumers across city.

It may be mentioned here NMC-OCW have decided to initiate stern action like FIR, disconnection of taps, warrant action, seizure drive against Water Tax Defaulters who will not pay their from October 22 to 31.

There are 4230 high value private consumers who owe water bills arrers of Rs 25,000each totalling to Rs 48 crore.
On Day 1, almost 13 consumers paid dues amounting to Rs 2.70 lakh.

Earlier, Nagpur Municipal Corporation & OCW had launched Amnesty scheme twice in last two years times. However, most of the defaulters have not turned up to take advantage of the scheme which would have provided relief to the consumers. Hence, the NMC has planned to resort to stern action against these rigid defaulters.

In 2016-17 from total of 54,702 defaulters 19699 consumers took advantage of OTS scheme and paid Rs 11.78 crore while in 2017-18 from 1.74.041 defaulters only 32, 283 took advantage and cleared their dues worth Rs 13.02 crore.
This year, NMC-OCW has formed special Teams in each zone dedicated to the task of initiating actions.

During October 21 & 31 these teams will start dashing in on the defaulters’ residences to recover the water arrears and if not paid then water connections will be snapped. The defaulters, whose connections have already been disconnected, and they are reluctant to clear their dues will be further issued warrants and seizure of assets will also be started. If defaulters tried to create obstruction in disconnection drive or seizure drive, the stern action like FIR will also be lodged against defaulters, informed NMC Water Supply Committee Chairman, Pintoo Zalke.
NMC-OCW have appealed people to take benefits of the this drive more days and the defaulters can still save themselves by paying off all the dues in this period of a week.