Tarrif

  • After power cuts, Delhi to face power tariff hike next month June 21, 2014

    New Delhi: After the incessant power cuts, there is now news of power tariffs in Delhi set to go up next month. The electricity regulator announced this on Friday after all distributors pushed for a hike citing increase in fuel prices. Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal also held a meeting with...
  • Idea Cellular hikes monthly rentals by Rs 50 June 2, 2014

    Idea Cellular has hiked the monthly rentals of its post-paid customers by Rs 50 from June. "Effective from the June bill cycle, the monthly rental will have a nominal increase of Rs 50 per month," Head of Service Delivery, Mumbai Operations, Amit Dimri said in an email to post-paid customers, who...
  • AAP contests Narendra Modi's claims on power front in Gujarat January 23, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday said power tariffs in Gujarat were among the highest in the country and debunked claim that the farmers in the BJP-ruled state were getting round-the-clock electricity. The party also contested Chief Minister Narendra Modi's oft-repeated assertion that Gujarat was a power surplus state. "Modi...
  • Reliance must lower power tariff: Sanjay Nirupam January 23, 2014

    Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam said that Reliance Infrastructure should lower the existing power rates in Mumbai. He alleged Reliance and the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission to be hand in glove and has demanded a probe in the matter. ...
  • Power tariff hiked by 1.5 per cent in Delhi May 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Despite strong protest by the BJP and Aam Admi Party against rising power tariff, the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission on Friday hiked the rates by 1.5 per cent to adjust the power purchase cost of the distribution companies. The DERC has fixed 4.5 per cent fuel surcharge for...
  • AP shuts down as Opposition protests against power tariff April 9, 2013

    Hyderabad: Opposition parties have begun a statewide in Andhra Pradesh to protest against the power tariff hike. Road traffic is likely to be affected in Vishakhapatnam and Vijayawada but autos and buses are plying in Hyderabad. Banks will also remain open in Hyderabad but schools and clleges have declared a holiday....
  • Power hike protests: AP government assures relook April 3, 2013

    Hyderabad: Bowing to intensified protests by TDP and other opposition parties on the issue of power crisis, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Tuesday night said the power tariff hike would be revisited so that poor sections were not burdened. Police meanwhile shifted the fasting BJP MLAs...
  • EGoM to take final call on spectrum pricing today June 5, 2012

    Mumbai: An empowered group of ministers (EGoM) led by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will meet on Tuesday to take a final call on key issues of 2G spectrum auction such as pricing and refarming, officials said. The EGoM would go through the analysis report of the Telecom Commission on the Telecom...
  • 'TRAI's proposed spectrum price can raise tariff by 30 pc' April 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Five telecom operators, including Bharti Airtel and Vodafone, have written to Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal saying the high cost of airwaves, as recommended by TRAI, can raise mobile tariffs by up to 30 per cent. "It is respectfully submitted that the high cost of...
  • May be another power tariff hike in Delhi: Dikshit October 25, 2011

    New Delhi: Get ready to shell out more on your power bill as notwithstanding last month's 22 per cent hike in power tariff, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Monday dropped strong indication of another increase, saying cost of electricity procurement has gone up significantly. Justifying the demands by private power...
  • Airport charges at Delhi, Mumbai may go up October 16, 2011

    New Delhi: A proposal for a big hike in landing, parking, navigation and other charges at the Delhi and Mumbai airports is being considered by the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA) and a decision is likely by early next year. The AERA is seeking the views of airport users, including airlines,...
  • How spectrum policy spurred tele-density February 24, 2011

    New Delhi: Key facts and figures presented by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Communications Minister Kapil Sibal to show how the telecom policy of not auctioning airwaves, or spectrum, helped improve tele-density and slashed tariffs: -In March 2004, tele-density in rural areas was 1.55 percent, in urban areas it was 20.5...
  • Inflation woes: PM proposes tariff reduction on imports May 23, 2008

    New Delhi: The Finance ministry will release fresh data on the rate of inflation on Friday after it climbed to 7.83 per cent last week, highest in 44-months. The Prime Minister has proposed controls over commodity exports and reduction of tariffs on imports to increase supply in domestic markets. Prime...
  • Good news: Mobile tarrifs set to fall big time November 15, 2007

    New Delhi: There is good news for cellphone users. Mobile tariffs are set to tumble as a result of new players' entry in this space. Mobile tariffs in India are already among the lowest in the world. They are likely to fall by as much as 50 per cent when new...
  • Trai won't intervene in mobile tariff hike August 16, 2007

    New Delhi: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India said on Thursday that it is not going to intervene in the recent review of mobile tariffs by some operators. Stating that it cannot regulate mobile tariffs, Trai however said the recent hike in call and SMS rates by some operators was...
  • Idea to refund discriminatory tariffs June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: The Aditya Birla Group firm Idea Cellular on Friday said that it will refund Rs 23.29 lakh to its 1.92 lakh subscribers following The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) notification on high charges for calling MTNL and BSNL networks. “Idea Cellular has already refunded Rs Rs 13.59...
  • Delhi gets an electricity shock June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: The prices of petrol may have been slashed by the Government but for Delhiites, the season to rejoice is yet to come. The Supreme Court has rejected Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission's (DERC) petition challenging the tribunal order, which fixed the rate of depreciation of power companies at 6.69...
  • No power tariff cut for Bangalore October 16, 2006

    Bangalore: Power is all set to become cheaper in Karnataka. The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has ordered power tariffs in the state to be slashed. Rates will go down by as much as 20 paise per unit. But for Bangaloreans it may not be good news. The KERC on...
  • No power tariff hike in Mumbai: REL October 8, 2006

    New Delhi: Reliance has decided to postpone the collection of additional energy charges for electricity. Reliance Energy has indefinitely postponed the 24 per cent hike in the cost of electricity that had been announced earlier in Mumbai. They changed their mind following pressure from political parties and consumer organisations. Earlier it had planned...