The people of the state who were literally in their own world busy discussing the possible poll outcome tomorrow were caught unawares on Monday.They had an experience of double shock as the prices of petrol and diesel were hiked after a gap of 19 days and the tariff for electricity consumption was raised with effect from 01 April.
The petrol prices per litre has been enhanced by 17 paisa while that of diesel has gone up by 21 paisa. On the other hand Karnataka electricity regulatory commission has revised the tariff from 01 April.According to MK Shankarlingegowda,Chairman of the commission, the tariff for domestic electricity consumers has been revised to increase it from 0.82 paisa to Rs. 1.62 per unit.The minimum hike announced is 0.20 paise and the maximum raise is 0.60 paise depending upon the region.
In BESCOM region comprising Bengaluru division there has been an increase of 13 percent with the tariff slab going to 0.82 paisa per unit while the tariff for other regions is as follows: Mescom-Rs. 1.23,Sesk-Rs. 1.13,Hescom-Rs. 1.23 and Jescom-Rs. 1.62.
On the whole the average hike has been assessed to be around 5.93 percent according to the sources of KERC.
Hindusthan Samachar/Manohar Yadavatti