Monday, July 5, 2010

Online facility to pay electricity charges in three districts

Easy way: Tamil Nadu Electricity Board has introduced online power charges payment facility for consumers in Coimbatore region. 
The Tamil Nadu Electricity Board has introduced online facility for the payment of power consumption charges in Coimbatore region.
According to an official of the board here, the facility was first launched for the Chennai consumers and was extended to consumers here recently.
The board had tied up with some banks for this purpose.
Electricity consumers in Coimbatore, Tirupur and the Nilgiris Districts could log on to and register their name and service number.
They would be able to remit the current consumption charges through internet banking, credit or debit cards.
Internet banking
Consumers could pay through internet banking if they had account in Axis Bank, ICICI Bank, Indian Bank, Indian Overseas Bank or City Union Bank.
Credit card
Payment facility using credit card was available for Axis Bank and ICICI Bank and debit card facility for Indian Bank and Indian Overseas Bank.
The facility was available for this region from June 24 and the system was expected to stabilise in a month.
The board proposed to introduce payment though ATM and post offices too here.
The region had about 13.17 lakh domestic consumers and three lakh commercial consumers. The official added that the board had restored load shedding here for two hours every day.
Load shedding
It had lifted the two hour load shedding for about 10 days last month.

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