Maha govt considering uniform power tariff for Mumbai

Maharashtra government is seriously considering uniform power tariff for Mumbai city and suburbs.

Last Updated: Jul 24, 2010, 00:00 AM IST

Mumbai: Maharashtra government is seriously
considering uniform power tariff for Mumbai city and suburbs.
At present, each power distribution company follows
different tariffs and charges paid by consumers differ even if
they consume same number of units.

The problem of different tariff is only in Mumbai city where three power distribution companies supply power to consumers. Elesewhere in the state , the tariff is uniform as
power is supplied by state owned Mahavitaran.

Power Minister Ajit Pawar told the state assembly today
that the government is aware of the problems of the consumers
and the matter was before the Maharashtra Electricity
Regulatory Commission (MERC).

He said the issue of uniform tariff by Reliance Energy,
Tata Power and BEST has been discussed in the high powered
committee headed by the Chief Minister.

There are some legal aspects to the issue and they are
being considered, he added.

Pawar said the management of Mumbai Airport recently started taking power from Tata Power instead of Reliance
Energy and would save about Rs three crore in its electricity
bill every month.

PTI