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Madhya Pradesh: Consumers may get shock of electricity bill, new rates proposed, hearing will be held on October 5

मध्य प्रदेश: उपभोक्ताओं को लग सकता है बिजली बिल का झटका, प्रस्तावित की गईं नई दरें, 5 अक्टूबर को होगी सुनवाई

Now this proposal is to be heard on October 5. Electricity department expert and petitioner Rajendra Aggarwal says that in the present circumstances, the commerce and industrial sector is going through a period of recession.

Electricity prices may increase in Madhya Pradesh.

Madhya Pradesh (Madhya PradeshElectricity consumers are going to get electric shock once again. This time, a proposal has been sent to the Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulator by the power companies to increase the electricity connection and other charges wildly. Although this proposal was sent earlier as well, but then the proposal was withdrawn after protest by the objectors. But once again the proposal was sent with the same increased rates.

Electricity companies have again proposed an increase of 68 percent to 70 percent in various types of service charges for new connections by all categories of consumers, on which objections have been invited from consumers by 30 September 2021. Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission will hear on October 5. Let us tell you that even before this a proposal was sent with the same rates, on which representatives of about 20 consumers and industry organizations protested in the public hearing held on 6 July 2021. In view of the protest, the proposal for fee hike was postponed. But now the proposal has been sent again with the same increased rates.

Hearing will be held on October 5

Now this proposal is to be heard on October 5. Electricity department expert and petitioner Rajendra Aggarwal says that in the present circumstances, the commerce and industrial sector is going through a period of recession. In such a situation, if the power companies increase the fee of various services, it will definitely affect the common consumer. Therefore, this increase should be withdrawn immediately. Let us now tell you how this proposal will affect the pocket of the common consumer.

Electricity connection proposed fee

According to the proposed rates of electricity connection, earlier Rs 600 was charged for single phase 3 kW connection, which is now proposed to be Rs 1020. Earlier it used to cost Rs 1800 for three phase 5 kW which is now proposed to be 3000. This is an increase of about 67 per cent. For three phase 10 kW connection, it used to cost 4800 for which Rs 8000 is now proposed.

On the other hand, if we talk about commercial connection, then it used to cost Rs 900 for single phase 3 kW, which is proposed at Rs 1500. For a three phase 5 kW connection, it was Rs 2700, which is now proposed at Rs 4530. Earlier, the cost of three phase 10 kW connection was Rs 7200, which is now proposed to be 12,080. Earlier it was 40,950 for three phase 25 kW connection which is now proposed to be Rs 68,970. For a three phase 50 kW connection, it used to cost Rs 134,700, which is now proposed to be 226,500.

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