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COVID-19: RTI activist Bhapkar writes to CM Uddhav, seeks waiver for Mar to Jul power bills

Pune, Aug 2 (UNI) Emphasing with the commoners, the power bills corresponding to the period from March to July should be waived off as the people's incomes have taken a hit due to the COVID-19 crisis, appealed city-based RTI activist Maruti Bhapkar to CM Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday.
Mr Bhapkar, also known for his pertinent social works, has penned a letter to the CM seeking waiver of five months bills for the people living in the state.
Marking copies of the letter to Dy CM Ajit Pawar and Energy Minister Nitin Raut, he suggested that the ruling dispensation should seek financial relief package from the Centre as Maharashtra is the worst-hit from the pandemic.
Substantiating his demands, he reasoned that the lockdown, which started in March, is still in place albeit with several relaxations, and added that the livelihoods of the people have debilitated amidst the curbs.
He asserted that many are still breaking their backs for daily survival while the industrial sector has been severely impacted, resulting in either forced closure of commercial units or pay cuts for employees.
More than 65,000 people, working in the IT sector in this city, have lost their jobs and the Corona cases are also surging simultaneously in the industrial hub of Pimpri-Chinchwad, he proclaimed.
Affirming that the grim situation will improve but it will take time for normalcy to return, he averred that the power bills from March to July should be waived off, given the aforementioned realities.
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