Coronavirus: No additional charge for delayed gas bill payment

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Consumers can now pay their bills of February-May at any convenient time in June 2020

The household consumers will not be charged extra for delayed payment of gas bills until June this year due to coronavirus outbreak.

An official circular issued by the Energy and Mineral Resources Division said a huge number of household consumers have to be present in the banks to pay gas bills which may increase the risks of coronavirus transmission, reports UNB.

Considering this, the government has decided to relax the household consumers’ bill payment timeframe as defined by Gas Distribution Regulations 2014, it said adding that the consumers can now pay their bills of February-May at any convenient time in June 2020 without any extra charge.  

Meanwhile, the Power Division has issued a similar circular asking the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) to take steps to relax the deadline of payment of February-April bills.

So, the electricity distribution companies will take measures as per the BERC instruction to relax the time limit for bill payment.