The residents across Noida are vexed after the UP Electricity Regulatory Commission's (UPERC) decision to hike the power tariff by 12.5 percent across different categories.
Opposing this move, the Noida chapter of Confederation of NCR Residents' Welfare Association (CONRWA) has written to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Aditiyanath, state power minister, UPERC (Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission) chairman and PVVNL (Pashchimanchal Vidyut Vitaran Nigam Limited) Managing Director.
In their letter, CONRWA (Noida chapter) demanded that the tariff hike should be rolled back as it was raised by four times in the last 10 years. They also opposed the clause of the security deposit which amounts to 45 days' consumption charge.
Brig Ashok Hak, the convenor of CONRWA (Noida chapter) said, "Noida pays the maximum revenue in terms of electricity payment in Uttar Pradesh and in return, it receives longer power cuts, voltage fluctuations."
He added that logically only new connection should be charged on the new rates, why are others being penalized?
Citing the example of Delhi, in the letter, CONRWA said that Delhi has no power cuts or fluctuations and yet they have lower tariff rates. They also wrote that the people of Delhi have no clue as to what an inverter is while Noida being a 'no power cut zone' is just on papers.