Chief Minister Vijay Rupani reduces fuel surcharge by 19 paise per unit “Consumers of State Electricity Companies to urge relief of about Rs.356-crore during three months,” says Energy Minister Saurabhbhai Patel.
Chief Minister Vijay Rupani Reduces Fuel Surcharge By 19 Paise Per Unit
As a part of government led by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani’s several decisions in favour of the consumers it’s reduced the fuel surcharge on electricity by 19 paise per unit for consumers of the State Electricity Companies. it’ll provide relief of Rs.356-crore to 1.40 crore consumers, said Energy Minister Saurabhbhai Patel here today.
While the fuel surcharge is levied from the consumers as per the formula fixed by the Gujarat Electricity regulatory agency over and above the energy charge within the electricity bills, the four Electricity Distribution Companies under the Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited had charged Rs.2.00 per unit as fuel surcharge during the half-moon from July to September, 2020. The consumers are going to be charged Rs.1.81 per unit as fuel surcharge from October to December 2020.
The Minister said the government decided to scale back the fuel surcharge by 19 paise per unit due to cheaper availability of coal within the international market and straightforward availability of gas to the government , providing relief of about Rs.356-crore to the 1.40-crore consumers.