Bhubaneswar, Mar 22 (Local Wire): The Central Electricity Supply Utility of Odisha (CESU) on Sunday announced closure of its physical collection counters across its functional areas in several districts to avoid human to human contact during the lock down period.
It had now appealed to its customers to stay at home and pay their electricity dues online at this crucial time.
A note from the office of CESU said, “Odisha government has issued an instruction to adopt strict social distancing and isolation measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 and notified a lockdown in the districts of Khurda, Cuttack, Kendrapada, Angul and the municipal jurisdiction of Puri in the licensee areas of CESU from 7 am of 22nd March’2020 to 9 pm on 29th March’2020 vide Order dated 21.03.2020,”
CESU said that Electricity, being an essential service, has been exempted from the locked down restrictions as per said order of Government of Odisha.
“However, to ensure safety of our consumers and employees from the spread of COVID19, CESU has decided to close all its Collection Counters in districts of Khurda, Cuttack, Kendrapara Angul and Puri Municipality areas will remain closed from 23rd March’2020 to 29th March 2020,”
Nevertheless, CESU will keep its offices open in those districts and municipality areas for the smooth operation of all the Sub-stations and distribution network, so that it can provide uninterrupted supply of electricity to all its consumers.