Highlights

  • First price hike for domestic water users in Chandigarh since 2011
  • The biggest hike is for the consumers with top-most consumption – above 60 kl, which will now cost 20 per kl instead of 8 per kl.

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Water tariff increased by 1.5 to 2.5 times for domestic consumers in Chandigarh

The latest news on price hikes is not from fuel but from water. In what is the first hike in over 10 years, residents of Chandigarh will have to pay more for water as tariff increased by 1.5 to 2.5 times for domestic consumers.

The first hike since 2011 will hit the bigger consumers the most as the largest hike is for the consumers with top-most consumption – above 60 kl, which will now cost ₹20 per kl instead of ₹8 per kl.

Through its notification in September 2020, the administration had hiked the tariff by 1.5 to 3 times. But, following political pressure, it had stayed the move on May 24 last year till March 31, 2022.

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