Businessmen call MLAs' claims to make progress on the issue of advance power bills disingenuous.

Punjab State Power Corporation Limiteds (PSPCL) attempts to persuade businessmen to cancel march failed . Businessmen have slammed the PSPCLs decision to charge a 45-day advance consumption deposit (ACD) or advance bills .

Ludhiana: Punjab State Power Corporation Limited's (PSPCL) attempts to persuade businessmen to cancel their march failed, as many businessmen in a meeting held on Thursday said the demonstration would take place as planned on Friday.Industrialists have slammed the PSPCL's decision to charge a 45-day advance consumption deposit (ACD) or advance bills.A payment failure could result in the disruption of power supply to their plants.In the meantime, aAP MLA from Atam Nagar Kulwant Singh Sidhu has said that industrialists should not pay the inflated bills and that PSPCL could arrange camps to change the bills.

Despite topmost PSPCL officials insisting that there will be no exemption on these advance bills, there are some who are deceitful to the businessmen by advising them to go to camps and get these charges waived off, according to Thukral.We need to educate them about their deception.There is no other way to protest this decision than to hold a protest.On Friday, we will sit on a dharna at the PSPCLs Janta Nagar division office from 12 to 1 p.m. We will burn an effigy of chief minister Bhagwant Mann.

Several businessmen brought the problem of PSPCL levying load security in power bills of their factories to the attention of some of whom are not justified.So, I met with the PSPCL chief engineer and notified him of this issue.He told me that camps will be organized in the Atam Nagar area where businessmen who received inflated bills will have their bills corrected.The chief engineer also stated that no consumer would be charged a penalty, and that neither the cable nor the computer will be snapped.