Relief to UP power consumers,UPERC waives off surcharge
Lucknow: As a relief to urban and rural power consumers of the state, the Uttar Pradesh ElectriCity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has decided to do away with the regulatory surcharge imposed by UP Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) on consumers with effect from April 1. The surcharge varies for different distribution companies-2.84 per cent for Pashchimanchal, 1.14 per cent for Dakshinanchal, 1.03 per cent for Poorvanchal and 0.73 per cent for Madhyanchal.
By reducing the surcharge-one, one of two surcharges imposed till now, will curtail the bill of the consumers, UPERC Chariman Desh Deepak Varma announced on Monday. He, however, made it clear that the surcharge-two will remain in force till review of tariff for 2016-17.