Power becomes costlier in Punjab as utilities hike surcharge
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Power becomes costlier in Punjab as utilities hike surcharge

Power utilities in Punjab Friday decided to levy increased surcharge on consumers, leading to hike in cost of electricity in the state. Disclosing this here, officials said that fuel cost adjustment (FCA) surcharge has been raised to 12 paise per unit for both metered and unmeteredpower connections in the state. Earlier, the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) was charging 8 paisa per unit from the metered and unmetered connections, he said. PSPCL has notified its September 20 decision taken by the board of directors in which the FCA surcharge was revised to 12 paise per unit for both metered and unmetered power connections, they said. The hike in FCA surcharge was approved by Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) recently. Meanwhile, OppositionShiromani Akali Dal (SAD) condemned the fuel surcharge imposed by the Congress government, saying such measures had resulted in repeated hikes in power tariff and put an unbearable burden on the common man. While ...

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