Jamshedpur: Jusco management has set a deadline of 29th September for the residents of North, East and West panchayats of Ghorabandha for payment of water bills. Late fines will not have to be paid for those paying within the deadline, sources said.
Sources said there are around 3500 subscribers of water connection in Ghorabandha who have got relief from the extended deadline.
The deputy commissioner of East Singhbhum Amit Kumar had intervened into the matter and sought relief for the residents following a complaint submitted to him by the deputy head of Jamshedpur block Afzal Akhtar on 28th August last.
Akhtar said the residents had not got their water bills in time and hence were deprived of the opportunity to pay the water bills in time. He said the water bills were sent to the subscribers from 26th August onwards.
He had also sought waiver of the late fine charged reportedly at the rate of 10 per cent.