Two Water Board Consumers issued Non-Bailable Warrants

hmwsHyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply board started taking action against consumers who are due for bill payments.

Two consumers who have not responded for legal notices were issued Non-bail able warrants, as their cheques bounced which is issued to Water Board bill payments. P.S. Suryanarayana, Water board director (revenue) said,

“Though cheques issued by customers have bounced several times in the past, non-bail able warrants have been issued for the first time. Usually, whenever a cheque issued by a customer is dishonoured, they are served a legal notice. If the customer responds to the notice, the payments along with penalty are accepted. But when the customers fail to respond to legal notices, we go for legal proceeding in the court of law.”

Special team was formed by Board to collect revenue dues and it also issued disconnection notices to consumers due for payment.

The Board has set target of collecting Rs 100 crore each month out of Rs 1080 crore dues, including arrears.

Medaram Jathara

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