Residents of the Millennium City can rejoice while Delhiites would turn green with envy.
The state-run electricity distribution company Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam has sprung a pleasant surprise for Gurgaon electricity consumers facing long outages.
The company has announced that despite levying new fuel surcharge rates from July 1, the consumers would ultimately pay less on their electricity bills from next month. Officials clarified that the new fuel surcharge rates are lower than the prevalent fuel surcharge rates which would expire on June 30.
Consumers currently pay electricity tariff, inclusive of fuel surcharge that were levied in December 2006, when the Nigam had slapped surcharge between 13 and 40 paisa per unit.
However, effective from July 1, the new fuel surcharge rates are between nine and 27 paisa per unit.
"With this, the consumers would pay lesser fuel surcharge than what they have been paying since 2006," said M.B. Vashisth, director of the distribution company.