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Pune leads in online payment of power bills in Maharashtra

The Pune circle has topped in online payment of electricity bills of state-run power utility MSEDCL.

As many as 66,50,000 people in the Pune circle paid their bills worth Rs 1,193.85 crore online in the last financial year, the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (MSEDCL) said in a statement.

On an average, the Pune circle of the company received Rs 99.48 crore payment every month through online mode in the last fiscal as against Rs 71.71 crore in 2015-16. Also, there has been an increase of Rs 333.29 crore in online bill payment in FY 2016-17 compared to the previous fiscal, it said.

Similarly, the number of customers paying online rose by 19.55 lakhs during the same period to 66,50,000, it said.

A sizeable number of payments of MSEDCL power bills were made through a mobile app launched in June last year, the statement said.

The Pune circle was followed by Bhandup (in Mumbai) where the online collection stood at Rs 1,031.81 crore, Kalyan (Rs 798.86 crore), Nashik (Rs 314 crore), Nagpur (Rs 239 crore), Baramati (Rs 228 crore), Kolhapur (Rs 190 crore) and Aurangabad (Rs 177 crore), the statement said.

The MSEDCL has been encouraging people to pay bills by logging into its website

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