Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Reliance Energy on Friday evening announced that it will resume full power supply to the residents of a Mumbai colony after the intervention of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
In an aggressive stance, the power utility had been disconnecting daytime electric supply to the 3,250 residents of Siddharth Colony, Chembur since June 19, for non-payments of huge piled up dues of Rs 63 crore since a decade.
This morning, Mumbai Congress President Sanjay Nirupam shot off a letter to Fadnavis seeking his intervention in the matter and end what he termed “inhuman treatment” of the residents there.
“The citizens have offered to pay the bills for the current month and have agreed to find a viable solution within the next 3 months. The situation in Siddharth colony is tense as the anger among the Dalit community is rising and it might create a law and order problem…,” Nirupam cautioned.
Later in the day, a delegation of Dalit and RPI leaders also met Fadnavis and government officials and the Federation of the 3,250 residents offered to give an undertaking committing to settle all their arrears within three months.
Following this, a company spokesperson said that it will stop cutting power supply to the complex with immediate effect, ending the matter on an amicable note.