Noida Power Corporation Limited (NPCL) is set to increase the power tariff. According to the proposal sent to the Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission, power supply in Greater Noida will be increased by 10-18 per cent as well.
The secretary of the commission, Sanjay Srivastava, told City Spidey that it will hear the proposal on May 11 at the seminar hall of IIMT College in Knowledge Park of Greater Noida. It will then submit its report to the government.
Greater Noida gets its power supply from NPCL, which buys power from various external agencies. The company has cited heavy expenditure on infrastructure as reason for the tariff increase.
Gopal Shukla, a resident of AWHO society in Greater Noida, said, “At the moment, we pay Rs 8,000 to Rs 9,000 per month as electricity charges. We are already paying the bill at a rate of Rs 4.1 per unit, besides a fixed charge of Rs 300. If it is increased any further, it will be a huge blow to our monthly budget.”