Hike expected in electricity bill for average households

In the recent increase in electricity tariff, a maximum hike of Rs 150 can be expected in the bi-monthly bill of average households. 20 paise to 60 paise has been increased for a unit of power. An average of 300 to 350 units of electricity is being consumed in a house with three rooms and electrical equipment, except AC.

With the renewed cost, at least Rs 1,900 may be the bill for consuming 350 units of electricity. If the consumption of two months is limited to 300 units, only 25 paise will be hiked. But if it crosses 300 units, an extra 40 paise will have to be paid for each unit consumed. The renewed rate come into force from Saturday midnight.

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