The 21.77% hike in the cost of electricity might have dented your monthly budget for good, but discoms officials and the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission claim it is not enough.
The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has finally ended all speculation and, after more than a year’s wait, come out with a 21.77% hike in the power tariff in the Capital.
Delhites are gearing up for yet another war; this time in the courts, even as the DERC said that it wanted the discoms’ accounts to be audited by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG)—as has been the demand from the residents for long.
It is dream come true for Delhi’s power distribution companies, which have finally got the kind of tariff hike they have been seeking from the power regulator for years.
It was a class that needed to be taken for quite some time. Avishek G Dastidar reports.
The stage was set since Thursday night, and when the moment arrived, the welcome that Anna Hazare received was big enough to give a complex to any celebrity, be it a politician, movie star or cricketer.
The Northern Railways has launched a Rs 20-crore culinary project, a first since it wrested the right to cater on trains from Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) last year. Avishek G Dastidar reports.
Suresh Kalmadi and co. fooled everyone about the supposed profitability of the Commonwealth Games. He conjured blinding figures of revenue generation from the Games which both the Union Finance and Sports ministries fell for repeatedly.
Early in 2010, Suresh Kalmadi had told HT that the event wouldn’t cost the country a penny. “It’ll be a revenue-neutral event,” he had said.
Delhi's wait for the announcement of an electricity tariff order entered its last leg on Thursday as the power regulator finished hearing all stakeholders and petitioners on levying of a variable surcharge adjusting the cost of fuel used in power generation.
Delhiites, especially the ones who are vocal against wrongdoings by power distribution firms, may have reasons to be wary of finding discom officials at their doorsteps.
The New Delhi Railway Station is making space for a high-end multi-cuisine restaurant that will be managed by top-ranking players of the hospitality and catering industry and will dish out delectable international cuisines.
Candle-lit dinners, self-inflicted outages and TV in the dark — Delhiites are game for extreme action to save electricity. This summer the city’s power distributors asked consumers the length they were willing to go to save electricity.
Just weeks before the power regulator is to come out with a new tariff for electricity, the discoms increased their pressure for a steep tariff hike by voicing their demands at the national level before the apex electricity regulator and power producers.
Burdened with escalating power purchase costs, the two electricity distributing companies owned by BSES have imported a new technology that makes them predict Delhi’s appetite for power more accurately and, hopefully, save on both overbuying and last-minute scouting for power.
Delhiites will have to shell out more for electricity—irrespective of whether or not the tariff is hiked—as the variable cost of the fuel (coal, gas) used to generate power will be recovered from consumers through a surcharge, most probably every three months. Avishek G Dastidar reports.
Delhiites' demand to get power companies' accounts audited by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) got a major boost on Wednesday with the state government saying it was open to recommending such an audit to the Centre.
Delhi’s power regulator is impressed with suggestions received from various residents and other stakeholders regarding improvement of service.
Delhiites' demand to get power companies' accounts audited by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) gained momentum on the second day of the public hearing on tariff petitions, as more Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs) thronged the hearing to lay stress on their objections.
Facing a power tariff hike and deprived of a tariff cut last year despite a Rs 3,577-crore surplus posted by the distribution companies, Delhi’s consumers are on the warpath. Avishek G Dastidar reports. Consumer queries