CHENNAI: Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Thursday launched the Short Message Service (SMS) of the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB) to intimate the bi-monthly electricity bill to the consumers. As many as two crore consumers will be benefitted by this facility.
The SMS will have amount to be paid and the last date for the payment. Just three days ahead of the last date also, one more SMS will be sent to the consumers, an official release here said.
The State government has been taking several steps to simplify procedures for paying the electricity bill and lodging complaints about the power supply, the release added.
The Chief Minister on Thursday inaugurated 51 sub-stations of the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board, set up in various places across the State, at a total cost of `394.49 crore.
The CM inaugurated these new sub-stations through the video-conferencing facility at the Secretariat. The new sub-stations are aimed at reducing the line loss and maintenance cost and to fulfil the maximum demand for every area besides ensuring uniform supply of power to all places. These include three 230KV sub-stations at Mylapore in Chennai, Karamadai in Coimbatore and at Nallamanaickenpatti in Virudhunagar district.