Tata Power claims to charge lowest power tariff in Mumbai
Mumbai: As the demand to reduce power tariff gaining momentum in Maharashtra, private utility Tata Power on Thursday claimed that its tariff is the lowest in the metropolis.
The company, which has a residential consumer base of 4.5 lakh in the city, charges a tariff of Rs 2.13 per unit from customers consuming power up to 100 units with a fixed charge of Rs 40 and Rs 3.62 per unit and fixed charge of Rs 75 for up to 300 units, the Tata Power Company (TPC) said in a statement issued here today.
It said that while Reliance Infrastructure (RInfra) charges an average Rs 5.68 per unit within 250 units, BEST charges Rs 4.52.
RInfra has the largest number of low-end customers followed by BEST and TPC. While RInfra supplies power to over 18.8 lakh low-end households, TPC has 2.94 lakh customers and BEST 6.53 lakh.
The demand to reduce power tariff in Maharashtra gained momentum after the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) announced a 50 per cent cut in electricity tariffs in Delhi soon after forming the government in December.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithiviraj Chavan today said the state government will soon make an announcement in connection with reduction of power tariff.
Elections to the Maharashtra Assembly are scheduled to held in September and October.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Sunanda Pushkar murder case: Police may approach court seeking lie detector test on Shashi Tharoor
- Jayalalithaa wins big in RK Nagar by-poll, defeats CPI's Mahendran by over 1.5 lakh votes
- Check JEE (Main) 2015 rank on www.jeemain.nic.in, cbseresults.nic.in
- Jawaharlal Nehru's Wikipedia page edited from govt IP address; Congress seeks PM Modi's reply
- After Pankaja Munde, now Vinod Tawde accused of irregularities in awarding contracts in Maharashtra