Electrify unauthorised colonies also: UPERC tells UPPCL

LUCKNOW: The UP Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) on Monday devised a model for electrification of unauthorized colonies in the state. The electricity regulator asked the UPPCL to recovery of development charges from the plot/house owners in the unauthorized colonies.

According to the proposal, UPPCL may charge a sum of Rs 35 per square feet of the plot size. The scheme, UPERC said, will be implemented in those colonies where 25% of plot owners have built their houses and out of these 25% plot owners 50% residents would have deposited the development charges at the suggested rate of Rs 35 per square feet. The development charges shall also be payable by those plot/house owners who have taken the connections through temporary arrangement, the UPERC said.
The scheme would not be applicable in the colonies developed by Development Authorities /Housing Boards as the charges for developing the electrical infrastructure is already included in the price charged by these organisations for the plots.
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