The Commissioner,
Municipal Corporation
Chandigarh
Sub:- Representation against increase of water Charges by almost 400 % in Chandigarh
Sir
Recently there was a discussion on Revision of Water Tariff in UT .As per agenda circulated in the house the average domestic rates of supply of domestic water will be revised from Rs 6.07 presently to Rs 17.45 as per revised rates and there will be a Annual Increase of 10 % every year. As per MC own records there will be increase of 290 percent.

As per new proposed rates the rates as well as slabs of Water charges have been revised .Based on the new slab revised rates the consumers have to pay much more charges 365% of the present rates.

Example one a consumer using 182 KL water gets a bill of 1060.00 after two months and now as per new rates he will have to pay Rs 3780.00 for the same quantity used will end up paying 365% of the present bill.

Example TWO a consumer using 146 KL water gets a bill of 748.00 after two months and now as per new rates he will have to pay Rs 2700.00 for the same quantity used will also end up paying 360 % of the present bill.

With the increase in consumption consumer will pay higher Bill as rates of slab more that 60 KL has been revised from 8 to 30 per KL i.e.375 % .

As such revenue calculations of MC are wrong when they say that revenue from new charges will increase from 76.14 crores to 208.38 crore i.e.274 % .

As such MC may redo its calculations and reduce the rates without changing the slabs to remain transparent.
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