Delhi’s VIPs will not have to sweat about paying their power bills. The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), which provides electricity to Lutyens Delhi – home to MPs and other dignitaries – has announced a mere 19% hike in its power tariff.
But the rest of Delhi will pay 26% more. Also, NDMC areas will not be paying the 8% surcharge on their bills.
"Like the rest of Delhi, the charges will be applicable from July 1," said Amit Prasad, Director (Press and Information).A big change in the NDMC tariff structure has come in the form of slabs. While in the existing set-up, there are four slabs of usage, in the revised tariff structure, there are three.
Earlier, a consumer who used 400 units was billed as per the per unit charge for the first slab of 0-100 units and for the additional 100-200 and 200-400. But for 0-200 units, consumers will be charged Rs 3.10 per unit. For consumption between 200-400 units, Rs 4.10 will be charged. For usage above 400 units, Rs 5.15 will be charged per extra unit.
NDMC charges lesser tariff because it supplies electricity to Lutyens’ Delhi after buying power in bulk from discoms. Since NDMC looks after all the transformers and substations itself, power supply is better managed. That’s why, the agency has surplus funds of Rs 400 crore.