Muzaffarnagar: Aiming to save 20% electricity, the Muzaffarnagar electricity department started the service of prepaid meters for residents on Friday. Officials claim that meter cannot be tampered by any means. This comes at a time when dozens of locals were recently booked for electricity theft by means of meter tampering.
According to power officials, bills are waived easily by 50-60% through tampering the electricity meters.
On Friday, the first prepaid meter was installed in the residence of additional district magistrate. District magistrate Rajeev Sharma, told TOI, “It is a good step by the power corporation. I will ask all government officers residing in government quarters in the district to install prepaid electric meters”.