Municipal corporation Chandigarh has revised the rates of Water
Chandigarh, (Aditi) The Chandigarh Administration after detailed discussions with all stakeholders and keeping in view the financial interest of Municipal corporation Chandigarh has revised the rates downward which were earlier notified vide Notification no. No. 6/1/195-FII(8)-2020/12046 dated 11.09.2020 as under.
SlabWater Tariff Rates0-15 KLRs. 3/-Per KL16-30 KLRs. 6/-Per KL31-60 KLRs. 10-/per KLAbove 60 KLRs. 20/-Per KL
It must be noted that water tariff rates were not revised for the last 10 years i.e. since 24th May 2011. The cost of water supply and additional infrastructure has increased manifolds since last 10 years leading to continuous losses to the Municipal Corporation Chandigarh. In spite of the present notified rates, there are still losses of more than 80 Crores in water supply and sewerage sectors.
It is further emphasized that the rates in first 2 slabs are comparable or even lowerer, as compared to the states of Punjab and Haryana, which are as under :-
Water Tariff in Chandigarh
Water Tariff in Mohali, Punjab
Water Tariff in Panchkula, Haryana
Above 20 KL
The water tariff rates in the higher category in Chandigarh are much lower than Delhi i.e. Rs. 10 KL, Rs. 20 KL vis-à-vis Rs. 43.93 KL. The sewerage cess in Chandigarh is 30% of water volumetric charges is also much lowerer than Delhi, which is at 60%.
The Administration has taken into consideration the poor and middle class households, while taking the decision of revising the water tariff rates.
The rates in higher slabs have been fixed to prevent misuse of portable water. A compliance mechanism with coercive measures will also be adopted for any sort of violations.
With many improvements that we are undertaking, our supply duration is now over 10 hours per day and we are striving to provide a 24 hours water service to our city residents in the near future.