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Haryana discoms propose to raise power tariff by 75 paise

Posted on Feb 05, 03:23PM | UNI

Chandigarh, Feb 4 : Haryana power utilities have proposed to raise the electricity tariff in the state by 75 paise per unit.

Mr Devender Singh, Chairman and Managing Director of Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam and Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam has submitted to the Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission that the Discoms propose to strengthen and augment power distribution system in the state with a massive investment of Rs 2500 crore.

Mr Singh, who heads both the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam and Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam, said that this ambitious programme aimed at providing reliable and qualitative power supply to all categories of consumers, minimise complaints of consumers, improve services to consumers considerably and also increase the time of electricity supply.

Mr Singh was talking to reporters after public hearing on Annual Revenue Requirement (ARR) of the Discoms in Gurgaon today.

He informed Chairman of the Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission R N Prasher that a programme to strengthen power distribution system was already under execution at a cost of Rs 500 crore which mainly includes the special maintenance and augmentation of the system.

He said that 70 to 80 per cent increase in the cost of per unit of energy supplied is at generation level which is not in control of the distribution companies and only 20 to 25 per cent cost increase is in distribution business. He said that cost of fuel that is coal consumed in generation of electricity has increased from Rs 3.20 to Rs 4.20.

He said an average consumer in Haryana paid Rs 4.41 per unit, in Punjab Rs 5.71, in Delhi and Rajasthan Rs 5.19 and in Maharashtra Rs 6.33 per unit.