Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) announced hike in power tariff a day after the civic polls concluded in the state, drawing flak from the opposition parties. The average hike for domestic consumers, to be implemented soon, is 12%.
UPERC chairman S.K. Agarwal told that the electricity tariff for urban domestic electricity consumers has been raised by 9%. For the metered rural domestic consumers, the tariff has been hiked to Rs.3 per unit for first 100 units and Rs.4.50 per unit beyond that.