Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has asked the officials to defer collection of electricity bills till June 30, following complaints of higher amount of bills than the regular ones. The decision follows a number of complaints that bills have inflated during the lockdown.
The Chief Minister has asked the officials to defer collection of bills till June 30. ‘The bills were not given last month due to lockdown and the current bills are of two months taking an average of previous one month’, officials contended.
On the other side, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has asked the officials to prepare a post lockdown exit plan regarding the measures to be taken in containment clusters and prepare a Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) for the functioning of schools and other places where large gathering may be witnessed.
So far, a total of 290 clusters have been identified in the state in both urban and rural areas. As 75 of them have not registered with any new cases in the last 28 days, officials sought to denotify them for regular movement. Also, 90 more clusters, which didn’t report any fresh cases in the last 14 days are also to denotified after May 31, officials said.
However, 22 clusters with more number of cases are likely to have a containment zone with radius of 1 Km, and 103 clusters which have less than 10 positive cases are to be under a containment zone of about 400 meter radius including the buffer, the government informed.