Bengaluru: Consumers feel pinch as electricity tariff sees hike of 30 paise per unit


Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP)

Bengaluru, Jun 10: The people of the state, who are already reeling under a crisis let loose by prolonged lockdown on account of coronavirus infection, are now compelled to receive another jolt. Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission, through an order dated Wednesday June 9, hiked the tariff by 30 paise per unit. This hike is applicable from April 1 this year, and the revised tariff for April and May has been directed to be included in the bills pertaining to October and November this year.

The hike effectively has resulted in 3.84 percent hike on existing tariff. Residents of the city who were earlier paying Rs 1,172 per month for using 200 units, will henceforth pay Rs 1,192.

The electricity supply companies had put forth a demand for a hike of tariff by 17.31 percent. The commission had given its nod for a 40 paise hike last year.

Tariff for the domestic consumers’ first stage has been increased from 0-30 units to 0-50 units. For consumers living in Bescom limits and other city corporations and municipalities, domestic consumers will pay ten paise per unit more for the first 50 units and for the other stages too similar ten paise hike has been permitted. Domestic consumers falling under rural areas too will pay the same rate.

For the domestic consumers in cities, the power tariff has been hiked from Rs 3.95 per unit to Rs 4.05 per unit. For the consumers using 51-100 units per month, the rate will go up from 5.45 per unit to 5.55. For 101-200 units the rate will be Rs 7.10 as compared 7.00 earlier. For over 201 units, the rate is Rs 8.15 place of earlier Rs 8.05.

In rural areas the tariff is marginally less. This happens to be the third hike in the last one year. In June last, 8 to 13 paise per unit had been increased in June in order to fuel surcharge. The hike that was to be effective from April last was permitted in November. Then a 40 paise increase per unit was permitted. Now, 30 paise hike has been permitted.

For the low tension industries, power tariff has gone up by ten paise per unit. The earlier Rs 5.90 per unit up to first 500 units has been increased to Rs 6 per unit. For use of over 500 units, per unit tariff has been increased by ten paise. For the high tension consumers, the hike ranges from ten paise to 20 paise per unit. The fixed charges included in the monthly bill has been increased. For all the plants per kilo watt horsepower, Rs 10 to Rs 20 increase has been permitted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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  • Sunil, Mangalore

    Fri, Jun 11 2021

    Thanks to Adani ,UPCL

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  • S Abdul Raheeman Saheb, Malpe Karnataka

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    Mr. Ganesh, Mangalore, please shed some light on installation and cost so that we can plan.

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  • Rehna, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    If you get the panels installed from delears 5 Kw will cost around 4 Lang’s to 4.5 lakhs or even more. There are some private doing the installation wich May come around 3.5 oaks to 3.6 lakhs.

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  • Ganesh, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    Call my installer @ +917760862699 for deta

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    I object 4 da increase of electricity tariffs. when will u allow 2 live da humans safely. every commodity prices r increased. petrole diesel tariffs r increased on a daily basis. i need both da central & state govt's., 2 Rest in Peace.

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  • Sameer, Riyadh

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    Balle Balle. Full vikas. Petrol..Diesel..Electricity. Bhakts..Burnol Chahiye? ya aise hi jala loge...?

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  • SK, Dubai

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    Paisa aana chahiye chahe Public jaye bhad me. GST High Fuel Price High Electricity High Public transport service High All price are High People know Ruling party Idea, & they will teach him next election.

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  • William D’Souza DSouza, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    WE HAVE Supported Modi, now support Adani and AMBANI.. Please don't cry for petrol, price hikes and social disasters, 18 long months used only with motivated winning all state election. Instead of hospitals, oxygen plants, etc.. BOGTHO AABHI....

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    Now KSRTC, Private buses, Auto Ricksha sectors are waiting for unlock the system. Immediately after withdrawing lockdown they will increase their rates.

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    Most of the Indians had voted BJP (Modi) on the Hindutva/Religion basis and now they are undergoing the curse or punishment for making a choice based on Hindutva. For the benefit of the country and also welfare of the citizens we need a leader who is well educated and blessed with a visionary thoughts and not an arrogant self proclaimed Mr. Perfect ( with Chai vendor background.) Now let them cry or pay all the exorbitant prices/taxes (A-z) Rest please bear the pain if possible tokho tali.

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  • Pili, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    This is timely.. gas ho.. petrol ho.. diesel ho.. psni ho.. ab electricity ho.. sub apna apna bada rahe hain.. ye naya bharath hai.. ache din ka moorath hai..

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  • Ganesh, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    I have installed rooftop solar plant to generate 5.2KW power. I am self sufficient and not really affected by increase of tariff as whatever units I consume during the night I produce during the day. I am worried only those days when Mescom goes for power shed for maintenance. Workers engaged with trimming of street trees for line maintenance really take considerably more time than required and during the power cut on the lines solar power doesn't get exported to the grid. I request all who consume power more than 200 units per month to install rooftop PV panels. All apartment associations and societies also to consider so that large amount of green energy gets generated reduces carbon emissions.

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  • AD, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    Itna acche din ayega karke sapno me bhi nahi dekha.

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  • Jeevan, Kudla

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    BJP govt should not follow Congress ...

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  • Sunil Kumar, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    After lockdown open again 50 paisa hike

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    Jawahrla Nehru responsible didn't ban the electricity. Instead of wood usage.

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  • RSRB, Kundapura / Singapore

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    Sahil, Mangaluru All those south east asian countries become independent from British

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  • John, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    Instead of forgoing one month's electricity bill or 1000 Rs government subsidy added additional burden to consumers during this lockdown period over that municipality fines for small and medium businesses if kept open little longer ? (Better using solar panels, one time investment, during mansoon only bill.)

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  • S.F.H, Indian

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    Its a good news ..Let bakhths feel the pinch and more in coming days....

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  • Anand, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    Karnataka is generating more electricity but still increasing power tariff. We need CM like Kajarewal. No other State in India is bothered about poor peoole.

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  • Vijay, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    Never imagined acche din would become costly . Electricity joins the list of HIGH GDP (gas petrol diesel).

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  • Ramesh, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    Modi will reduce electricity bill in 2024 election speech in Mangaluru. Vote for BJP candidates.

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  • Ramaiiah, Kuthhar Padavu

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    Tks to keep trust upto 2024.

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  • Ramaiiah, Kuthhar Padavu

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    around Rs.40,000 crores.

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  • kujuma, mangaluru

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    Modi hai tho mumkin hai..lolzzzz most of the bhaktas will not feel the pinch as they must be still using kerosene lamps at their homes and eating cow muthra and segani

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  • Ramaiiah, Kuthhar Padavu

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    Unka Aatam Ko Sadgathi De.

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  • John, Mumbai

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    Better to eat idly with pork baffat. Yum

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Nallasopara

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    Good news for Adani ...

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  • Kudla Stories, Kudla

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    Prices are increasing for every possible commodity used by the common people on almost daily basis. I am wondering how long the bhakths will wait to react. Ell bithil maardh poibokkala i guess they say har har modi.

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  • Jd, Mlr

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    Starting with the government, every one is fleecing..

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  • Af,,,, Mangaluru

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    It is to hide non performence of power ministry department, instead of reducing prices during this pendamic this bjp govt is increasing electicity and fuel prices, let cut all free electricity to all elected political leaders ministers hoses, why free for them are they not getting salaries and other benifits, some one must put public litigation to supreme court, stop this nonsense ,why free free free

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  • Telsa, Mlore

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    Andh bhakts will praise modi and bjp even when there is nothing to eat in their house.

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  • Jossy Tauro, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    No need to oppose now just pay whatever and keep quite.Even Modi Bhakts feeling the pinch and will cry inside but in front for sake they support BJP Government.BJP is come to power on Hindutva.Why now is there any special price on petrol or gas or electricity bill .All same. Even we are educated but still we belive these politicians who playing games on this religion cards and we started to hate each other in our peaceful society

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  • Ramaiiah, Kuthhar Padavu

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    Let D K Shi include increase of electricity tariff

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  • Naveen, Vamanjoor, Mangaluru

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    Welcome to some more Achche Din.

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  • Ramaiiah, Kuthhar Padavu

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    Metro Railway from mlore to blore work will start soon.

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