Tamil Nadu Government Slashes Power Tariff: The new notification from the government of Tamil Nadu only applies to apartments comprising fewer than ten dwellings. Additionally, it is required that they lack a hydraulic lift facility. Consequently, it is anticipated that the middle class will benefit from this immediately effective reduction in the electricity tariff.
Tamil Nadu Government Slashes Power Tariff for Small Apartments
As the increase primarily impacted the middle class, the Tamil Nadu government announced that the power tariff for common utilities in small apartments, which was increased to Rs 8 per unit in September, would be reduced to Rs 5.50 per unit.
The Tamil Nadu government increased the cost of electricity for enterprises and households in September of last year. During that period, an order was issued to transition the apartment public utility connection from a residential account to a commercial account.
Consequently, the 100-unit free electricity offer was revoked, and the electricity account incurred an additional increase. In July, there was a corresponding increase in the electricity charges levied by the apartment public utility. The apartment occupants were consequently extremely dissatisfied.
Utility expenses were charged to the household account in apartment complexes. As a consequence, the complimentary subsidy for the initial 100 units remained valid. Consequently, the Government of Tamil Nadu has declared that electricity connections for public use in flats will now cost Rs.5.50 per unit, as opposed to Rs.8 per unit previously levied.
Moreover, since it has been declared that this notification will only apply to apartments consisting of fewer than ten houses and lacking a lift, the majority of residents in cities such as Coimbatore and Chennai will be ineligible to take advantage of it. As a result, they requested that this notice be extended to all apartment types.