These amounts had been accumulating for years and now have become a burden on the departments as well as the discom.
It is alleged that the LED street lights are not being switched off during the day at several locations in the city and this has been reflecting on the power bills.
Khattar later said the move would garner an additional Rs 100-125 crore annually for the panchayats which then can be used in their developmental work.
The MNS also held protests in Mumbai, Thane, Pune, Nashik, Nagpur and Aurangabad cities, seeking bill waiver.
The MNS had planned a protest march from Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Chowk to the Collector's Office in the city.