New Delhi: Power tariff has been a point of contention between the AAP-led Delhi government and the power distribution companies (discoms). While the government is firmly opposed to any kind of tariff revision, discoms have been calling for a hike, citing “mounting losses”.
DERC today announcedd electricity rates in Delhi for the year 2018-19. The Delhi government has cut electricity tariffs on Wednesday. The government has so far provided subsidy to the electricity consumers upto 400 units. But there was no subsidy on the fixed charge. DERC has now increased the fixed charge. At the same time, the power unit’s rate has been reduced, which was already subsidized. Accordingly, those who use electricity up to 400 units will have to pay more than ever before.
New Electricity Tarrif:
0-200 Unit- Rs 4 to Rs 3 per KW
200-400 Units– 5.95 to 4.50
400-800 Units– 7.30 to 6.60
800-1200 Units– 8.10 – Rs 7
1200+ Units- Rs 8.75 – Rs 7.75