Several consumers in Mumbai have reported inflated electricity bills - as much as three to four times higher than the usual bill amount.
Amid several complaints of exorbitant electricity bills, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on June 30 said the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has asked power companies to look into the complaints.
"Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has directed power companies to show transparency in its billing procedures and redress the consumer complaints immediately," Thackeray said in a tweet.
Actors Taapsee Pannu, Renuka Shahane and comedian Vir Das also tweeted about their inflated electricity bills.
MERC has said power supply should not be disconnected till a consumer's complaint is redressed, CNBC-TV18 reported. Consumers have been given the option of paying the amount in EMIs.