Power charges set to rise in Kolkata

Power consumers in the city will have to pay more as CESC is increasing tariff by 8 paise per unit, according to sources in the electricity distribution company.

The hike is effective January, 2013, sources said.

They added that the increase is on account of the monthly variable cost adjustment and the net impact is eight paise per unit.

The average tariff at present is Rs 6.09 a unit. The increase of eight paise will be flat per unit irrespective of consumption level, the sources said.

They said the company has no option but to increase the tariff as Coal India has stopped offering MoU coal at notified prices and also because of the diesel price hike.

In case of the state utility West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company, the increase is 11 paise a unit, the sources added.

 

Source: PTI

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SUMIT KUMAR

Executive at India Electron Exchange

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