UPERC notifies retail power supply tariff hike for 2017-18

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission has announced a hike in power tariffs. The average hike is 12 per cent for domestic consumers. While for urban domestic consumers tariffs have been raised by 9 per cent, for metered rural domestic consumers tariffs have been hiked to Rs 3 per unit for first 100 units and Rs 4.50 per unit thereafter. Further, small and medium industrial units which run one shift have been provided an exemption of 15 per cent.