Power tariff in the city may go up next month as Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission is all set to levy a fuel surcharge to help the private distribution companies adjust their power purchase cost.
Congress on Friday warned against any possible hike in power tariff, saying it will launch a massive agitation if the rates are increased by power regulator DERC, coming under pressure from private power distribution companies.
The national capital reeled under massive outages as all major power lines and electricity generating stations were damaged by a powerful thunder storm that hit the city and its neighbourhood on Friday evening.
Reacting to the hike in power rates, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said the Comptroller and Auditor General`s report on discoms would ascertain the lack of funds as stated by power distribution companies.
Opposition BSP on Sunday demanded that the Akhilesh Yadav government immediately roll back power tariff hike in Uttar Pradesh, failing which Samajwadi Party (SP) would pay the price in the next Lok Sabha elections.