Water to cost dearer in Shimla


By: HimVani

Water would now cost dearer by 10 per cent within the limits of Shimla Municipal Corporation from February 1. The decision was today taken in the monthly general house meeting of the Corporation.

As per the new rates the consumers would now have to shell out nearly Rs. 4.20 for consumption slab of ‘one kiloliter to 30 Kl’. The present rates for this slab were Rs. 3.85 pr Kl. Rates for the next slab of 30 to 70 Kl would now be nearly Rs. 5, against the present rate of Rs. 4.50 and similarly rates for consumers of 70 to 100 Kl would be Rs. 6 per Kl, against the current rate of Rs. 5.50 per Kl.

Hike in the water tariff was due since a long time and now after getting a go ahead from the state government that had advised 40 per cent hike, the MC decided only to implement a 10 per cent increase for now. Two councilors of CPI(M) staged a walk out in protest against the move. Councilors of the BJP as well as the Congress supported and voted in favour of the move.

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  1. With an abysmal winter season, will there be any water left for Shimla in summer season? Worst water woes in summers looming ahead!

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