80% illegal homes leave rest powerless in Mumbra

Mumbra is the first to take the hit whenever there is load shedding in Thane. That’s because 80% of its tenements are illegal and do not pay bills, leading power distributor MSEDCL to cut power to the entire area, affecting even legitimate consumers.

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited requires 19,500 mega watt (MW) daily for the state. Due to poor coal supply to power generation firms, MSEDCL receives 1600-1700 MW.