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Dikshit hints at power tariff hike

india Updated: Apr 28, 2010 17:06 IST

In more bad news for citizens in the city, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today indicated a possible hike in power tariff, which is likely to be announced in the next few days.

"People in Delhi have money... They will have to pay more for power if they use more," Dikshit said replying to a question whether there will be any hike in power tariff.

Delhi's power regulator DERC is likely to announce a new tariff order within next one week for the year 2010-11.

DERC chairman Berjinder Singh yesterday briefed Dikshit on the new tariff order.

Reliance Infrastructure-backed discom BSES has been pressing for a minimum 40 per cent hike in power tariff arguing that cost of power in the open market as well as cost of distribution has increased significantly in the last one year.