Press Reporter News Service
Chandigarh, March 1
With the UT Administration asking the Municipal Company (MC) to rethink its water tariff hike resolution, the latter goes to suggest discount in fee of the third home slab, sewerage cess costs and pitch for business charges on an precise foundation in its Home assembly this month.
Mayor Ravi Kant Sharma mentioned the third home tariff slab (31kl-60kl utilization) by which charges have been elevated from Rs6/kl to Rs12/kl was affecting residents most. “We are going to think about decreasing its fee to Rs9/kl,” he mentioned.
The Mayor, nonetheless, mentioned the fourth slab (over 60/kl utilization) had larger charges as many individuals have been utilizing it as business and there have been problems with water misusage as effectively.
“Use of over 60/kl water in a home is an excessive amount of. Thus it’ll stay as it’s,” he added. “We may even request individuals to put in floor-wise water meters if totally different households have been residing individually in the identical home,” he mentioned.
MC’s Water Provide and Sewerage Disposal Committee member Shakti Prakash Devshali mentioned, “Most households fall within the third slab and are affected by its hike solely. Earlier, we had saved the speed at Rs9/kl, however when notified by the Administration it was revised to Rs12/kl. We are going to ratify it.”
Apart from, councillors mentioned the 30 per cent sewerage cess on the overall invoice was an excessive amount of and they might certainly lower it.
They may even convey down the business, industrial and institutional charges. “We are going to suggest to convey down all business water charges and if potential precise water meter costs be taken from shoppers. It would additionally save water. The charges will probably be determined within the Home,” Devshali added.
The MC Home assembly is anticipated subsequent week. As soon as the Home passes an agenda, it’ll go to the UT Administration for the ultimate approval. Beforehand, the Home decision of decreasing the water charges was despatched to the Administration, which requested the MC to rethink it.
This would be the third agenda to be despatched to the Administration by the BJP-ruled MC. Residents and opposition leaders have already been criticising the hike as “an excessive amount of”.