Power tariff hiked in Haryana
Power consumers in Haryana, barring those from the farm sector, will have to pay more from July 1 with the Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) increasing the power tariff for 2017-18.
The tariff for domestic consumers consuming 151 to 500 units of power per month has been increased by 25 paise per unit. These consumers will have to pay 35 paise per unit more if their consumption is between 501-800 units a month.
Consumers whose total monthly consumption is 801 units and above will attract a flat (non telescopic) increase of 35 paise per unit. This means if the consumption goes beyond 800 units, the entire usage will attract a 35 paise increase. There has been no tariff increase if the power consumption is up to 150 units per month.
Power distribution company Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN), however, said since they have been reducing the fuel surcharge, the consumers will not feel any heat due to increase in the power tariff.