UP hikes power tariff for commercial, industrial consumers
The Uttar Pradesh State Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPSERC) has hiked the power tariff for commercial and industrial consumers, while exempting domestic and rural consumers in the State.
The new tariff, which comes into retrospective effect from October 1, would be valid for a period of six months up to March 31, 2013, official sources said here.
Power tariff for large and heavy industries has been raised by up to 30 per cent, whereas it has been raised by up to 18 per cent for small and medium industries, they said, adding that fixed charges have also been revised.
For the urban commercial consumers, the tariff has been raised by up to 20 per cent.
In a breather to common people, the tariff remained unchanged for urban domestic, rural domestic and commercial and farmers. Besides, tariff for departmental employees and pensioners has not been modified.