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Stage set for increases in TS bus fares & power bills

Wed, Jun 22, 2016, 04:53 PM
The stage is set for an increase in the bus fares and electricity tariff in Telangana. The new rates are likely to be announced on Thursday.

Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao reviewed the bus fares and electricity charges on Wednesday. Officials kept him abreast of the fare increases. The government is expected to take a call on the increases tomorrow.

The Chief Minister is understood to have told the officials that they must ensure that the increases should not hit the common man.

The proposals include increase in Palle Velugu bus services for 30 km would be 1 rupee and beond that Rs 2. The increase in other bus services would be 10%.

As for electricity bills, there would not be any increase if the use is below 100 units. More than 100 units, there will be an increase in the unit rate, but it has not been announced.

For the commercial sector, there will be an increase of 7% in the electricity tariff.

The chief Minister noted that only now the RTC and power companies were recovering, and these would be further developed.
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