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Govt to impose fixed charges on electricity consumers from July

By News Desk

June 21, 2024 01:36 PM


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The federal government has decided to impose fixed charges on domestic consumers whose electricity usage exceeds 300 units, 24NewsHD TV Channel reported on Friday.

According to the channel, the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has sent a summary to the government for approval, proposing fixed charges ranging from Rs200 to Rs1000 for domestic consumers.

The channel also reported that if the government does not approve the summary within a month, NEPRA will implement the summary automatically.

As per the NEPRA summary, consumers with an approved load of more than 5 kilowatts will have to pay Rs1000 as a fixed charge.

For those with an approved load of less than 5 kilowatts, fixed charges will be applied in a slab-based manner as follows:

Rs200 for the usage of 301 to 400 units
Rs400 for the usage of 401 to 500 units
Rs600 for the usage of 501 to 600 units
Rs800 for the usage of 601 to 700 units and
Rs1000 for the usage of above 700 units

According to the channel report, from July onwards, domestic consumers will be required to pay these fixed charges every month.

Reporter: Shahid Sipra


News Desk


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