|Written by Administrator|
|Tuesday, 10 April 2012 15:01|
Rising inflation has already punched Doonites in every possible way. Now it’s the hike in electricity tariffs which will give them a shock.
UPCL will be releasing a new tariff plan this week. The hike in the tariff is expected to be by 5% to 10%. The revised tariff will be effective from 1st April and consumers will have to pay their electricity bills accordingly.
Uttarakhand Vidyut Niyamak Aayog (UVNA) has hiked up the cost of supply to Power Transmission Corporation of Uttarakhand Limited (PTCUL). PTCUL will now receive Rs. 159.54 crore for power transmission as against last year’s Rs. 131.82 crore.
Secondly, the tariff for Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam has also been augmented by 3% approximately. The power supply company- UPCL will now have to pay nearly Rs. 6 crores extra for purchasing electricity. This will have a direct impact on the pocket of consumers.
According to the proposal given by UPCL, electricity tariff for up to 100 units is projected to be hiked from Rs. 2.25 per unit to Rs. 3.20 per unit. Within 101 unit to 200 unit proposed rate is Rs. 3.45 per unit and above 200 unit it is proposed at Rs. 3.95 per unit. The department has also proposed a hike in fix charge on 4 KW and above from Rs. 60 to Rs. 100.
Uttarakhand Vidyut Niyamak Aayog (UVNA) has already had several discussions on this proposal. As per UVNA Secretary Mr. Neeraj Sati, the revised power tariff will be floated within this week and all necessary arrangements have been made in this regard.
Expected Increase in Domestic Connection: