Electricity consumers of Rajshahi city started getting smart pre-paid meter (SPPM) as State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid inaugurated the installation of 500,000 meters recently through a virtual function.
State-owned Northern Electricity Supply Company Limited (Nesco) will install the SPPMs in greater Rajshahi area.
Nesco officials said once the SMMPs are installed, consumers will avail the facility to recharge their cards through mobile phones to enjoy uninterrupted power supply and they will not need to go to vending stations for recharging or for paying bills to banks.
Speaking at the function, Nasrul Hamid said the government has a plan to provide 10 million SPPM to consumers before the next general election.
Appreciating Nesco for taking up the SPPM project, he said these meters will play a vital role in reducing harassment of consumers as they will get relief from the hazard of exaggerated bill payments.
“It will help ensure uninterrupted power supply to consumers”, he told the function.