UP Targets Un-Metered Power Connections; Hikes Tariff by 63%



In a move to curb un-metered electricity connections, the Uttar Pradesh electricity regulator has raised tariffs for such households by 63% for the current year.  The order issued on Thursday encourages consumers to shift to metered connections, its chairperson S K Agarwal told ET over phone from Lucknow.

Uttar Pradesh has over 65 lakh un-metered connections. This is the first electricity tariff revision after the Yogi Adityanath government took over in the state early early this year.  The average hike for domestic consumers is 12% across categories. The electricity tariff for urban domestic electricity consumers has been raised by 9% for the current financial year, Agarwal said.


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