BWSSB pays Rs 1 cr for electricity every day

Published: 07th November 2016 02:48 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th November 2016 03:19 AM   |  A+A-

A whopping amount ranging between Rs 32 crore and Rs 33 crore is the monthly electricity bill paid by the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB),depending on whether the month has 30 or 31  days. “This is onethird of the revenue earned by BWSSB each month. Our income in August and    September was around Rs 99 crore,” said Kemparamaiah,Engineer-in-Chief,BWSSB. “The electricity charges used to be two-thirds of our revenue earlier. Due to the revision in water tariff effected in 2004, it accounts for one-third our income now,” he added.
Of the electricity bill charges,Rs 11 crore goes to Mysuru’s Chamundeswari Electricity SupplyCorporation Ltd for charges incurred for Torekadanahalli in Mandya district and Rs 21 crore goes to Bangalore Electricity Company Limited as charges for Tataguni and Harohalli (Rs 10.5 crore each). A dedicated 220KV line is in  place from Somanahalli to ensure that water reaches the city without interruption in case of power  disruption. Electricity is paid to the tune of Rs 4.10 per unit plus taxes.  

Stay up to date on all the latest Karnataka news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp