Day 4: 116 connections snapped for Rs 52.16 lakh arrears
Nagpur: The Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) and Orange City Water (OCW) that has launched a massive disconnection drive against One Time Settlement (OTS) consumers have jointly snapped the tap connections of 398 defaulters in last 4 days for the pending total arrears of Rs.2.14 crore arrears.
The NMC-OCW has started Disconnection Drive against the Water Bill Defaulters after the respite of One Time Settlement Scheme. After disconnecting 59 consumers on Day 1 & 104 defaulters on Day 2, Tap connections of almost 119 defaulters on Day 3, the team has snapped connections of 116 defaulters on Day 4.
The zone-wise disconnection on Day 4 is as follows:
The zonal teams who are deployed on the disconnection drive are working hard on the field and despite resistance from defaulters are disconnecting defaulter’s connections. The teams are committed towards the goal and are crossing target of disconnecting 100 consumers per day.
It must be mentioned that taking into consideration the huge arrears and the troubles of 54,700 Water Bill arrear holders , Nagpur Municipal Corporation had brought up a citizen convenience scheme where arrear-holders could have got rid of the arrears by paying 50% of the actual arrear amount. The scheme was valid between 16th June and 30th June 2016. In all 18061 consumers responded to OTS with a recovery of Rs 9.68 crore for NMC.
It was conveyed from time to time that if the eligible consumers do not avail the benefit of OTS scheme, no queries, applications or appeals regarding these arrears will be entertained afterwards. NMC-OCW has formed Zonal Teams for taking prompt action against zone-wise defaulters.
The disconnection drive has started in full fledge from 12th July 2016 onwards. The defaulters still have a chance to avoid disconnection by paying off their dues of water bills before the zonal disconnection team takes action against them.