Power Tariff to be Hiked Marginally

Published: 18th March 2015 06:10 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th March 2015 06:10 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD:Your power bills will soon go up marginally. This was announced by none other than Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao in the State Assembly on Tuesday. Responding to clarifications sought by the Opposition, he said the Discoms had proposed a certain amount of hike.

“If Discoms proposed one rupee hike, the government will increase the tariff by around 25 paise,’’ he said. Pointing at the increasing costs, he stressed that there was no option but to hike the tariff. Rao also announced the government was proposing to regularise constructions in around 10,000 acres of assigned lands in and around Hyderabad — a major deviation from the Assigned Land Act.

“The encroachers of assigned lands in and around Hyderabad will be given an opportunity to regularise lands. Colleges and other institutions came up on the assigned lands. They did not apply in the recently announced regularisation scheme,” Rao said.

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