Rs1.95 hike in tariff for K-Electric consumers notified
Bad news for the Karachi-Electric (K-Electric) consumers as the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has also allowed an increase in electricity tariff by Rs1.95 per unit, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Saturday.
The Power Division has issued a notification in this regard.
The raise in power rates by the federal government a few days ago.
The approval came on a federal government request for application of uniform schedule of tariff for all distribution companies of ex-Wapda along with “targeted tariff differential subsidy of Rs185 billion” to ensure uniform tariff. Per unit average tariff has gone up to Rs16.33 from Rs14.38 following the increase.
The Nepra, also on February 11, had approved a further increase in electricity tariff by 83 paisas per unit for the period of one year. The electricity rate has been raised on a quarterly basis and made in the context of adjustment for 2019-20. With this, the electricity consumers will have an additional burden of Rs84 billion.
The increased price will take effect after a notification is issued by the government.
A day earlier, the NEPRA had raised the electricity tariff by Rs1.53 per unit on a monthly fuel adjustment basis.