Haryana consumers to get power bill on SMS

March 5th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS  

Chandigarh, March 5 (IANS) Electricity consumers in Haryana can now get information about their power bills through an SMS, a state power distribution agency spokesman said Saturday.

“The electricity consumers may give their mobile telephone numbers to the meter reader in their respective area when he comes to take the reading. As and when the consumers provide mobile phone numbers, they would start getting the SMSs,” the spokesman of the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) said.

The Nigam has already received mobile telephone numbers of over 200,000 consumers who have started getting information relating to bills, he said.

“The Nigam has already started sending information of electricity bills to its consumers through SMS also after successfully integrating the facility with DHBVN’s billing data base,” he said.

“The SMS would include amount and due date of payment and would be in addition to the hard copy of the bill. Consumers would get three SMSs, first to intimate about amount and due date of payment of the bill, second to remind them 48 hours before the due date of payment of bill and third after receiving payment of the bill to intimate the receipt of payment,” he added.

The SMS bill facility has been started in 13 computerized sub-divisions of the DHBVN.

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