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Be ready to shell out more for the power and water you get

mumbai Updated: Feb 22, 2012 00:58 IST
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Your expenses are going to skyrocket, with the cost of power, water and commute all set to rise in Mumbai.

Four days after winning the civic polls, the Shiv Sena-controlled civic body has asked the administration to go ahead with the proposals to hike water tax and power tariff. It had put these plans on hold ahead of the polls.

Rahul Shewale, Sena leader and chairman of civic standing committee, said: “We will discuss it [water tax hike] with the administration before imposing the revised charges.”

While the civic body wants to up water taxes by 30% to 40% and introduce a fire protection fee, the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking has asked the state regulator for permission to hike tariff by up to 44%, which will affect more than six lakh island city residents.

Following the rise in the price of compressed natural gas by Rs 1.63 a unit, taxi and auto unions want a fare revision. Cabbies want the minimum fare to be raised to Rs 20.