Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation (UPPCL) has increased the electricity tariff to 66 paise per unit. According to the reports, the sudden change is being attributed to the increase in the price of coal and oil.
It is being told that UPPCL rates have been increased without the permission of the Electricity Regulatory Commission.
According to the information, instructions have been given to implement the increased rates in the January bill itself. Meanwhile, the Consumer Council has reached the Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission on sudden increase in electricity rates. In the case, the consumer council has filed a PIL. On which the hearing is going on.
In September 2019, UPPCL had increased the price of electricity. At that time electricity prices in industrial areas had increased by 10 percent. While in rural areas the fix charge was increased from Rs 400 to Rs 500. In urban areas also, the electricity bill was increased by 12 percent.
Earlier, after the formation of Yogi government in 2017, the electricity rates increased 12.73 per cent on an average as soon as the civic elections ended.