Mohali residents will now have to pay much higher rates for the drinking water as compared to Chandigarh. GMADA (Greater Mohali Area Development Authority) rolled out the decision of making a hike in the rates of water supply in the Mohali area. From now onwards, consumers of drinking water in Mohali have to pay 5.5 times higher rates of water bill.
From just a penny, the water supply price has been hugely increased by GMADA in the Mohali area. And it has been created havoc between the residents of Mohali, as such a huge hike in the water prices is just unexpected.
New Water tariff in Mohali
From domestic consumer to Industries, all have been fall under the rates hike of water supply in Mohali. Although the domestic consumers have been hit harder with the increase of 5.5 times more hike in the current tariff. As per the current per kilolitre water rates, Mohali residents pay Rs. 1.8 and as per the revised tariff, Rs. 5 per kilolitre will be charged for the first 20 kilolitres. And above 20 kilolitres, the charges will be Rs. 10 per kilolitre for the domestic user.
Whereas for the commercial, industries, govt and semi-govt establishments currently pay off Rs. 5 per kilolitre. After the commencement of new tariff of drinking water in Mohali, the same charges will get doubled and industries have to pay Rs. 10 per kilolitres of water.
And for the industrial/commercial construction and renovation purpose water supply will be charged Rs. 20 per square feet or 1.5% of the total construction cost. As of the present rates, Rs, 5 per kilolitres has been taken from the constructor.
And the current Water rates in Mohali, Chandigarh & Panchkula
The current rates of water in Domestic areas of Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula is Rs. 2, Rs. 1.8 and Rs. 5 per kilolitres respectively. Whereas the institution charges for water in Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula respectively are Rs. 12, Rs. 5 and Rs. 10.
But the catch is that these new tariffs will only be applicable in those areas of Mohali that are under the control GMADA like- Aero City, Eco City, Sector 66 to 69 and Sector 76 to 80. Apart from all these areas of Mohali, rest areas have been exempted from the hike of water supply tariff.
Source: The Tribune