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Civic body hikes water charges in Mumbai by 3.72% from June 16

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has hiked water charges by 3.72 per cent for 2018-19.

The new rates will be applicable from June 16.

According to the new tariff, water charges applicable to domestic users, like slums, will increase from Rs 3.68 to Rs 3.82 per 1,000 litres, while that of societies and buildings will be revised from Rs 4.91 to Rs 5.09 per 1,000 litres.

Non-domestic users, like non-trading institutions, will be charged Rs 20.40, up from Rs 19.67, and commercial institutions will be charged Rs 38.25, up from Rs 36.88, per 1,000 litres.

Additional Municipal today informed the BMC's standing committee about the revised water charges and said that it will be applicable from June 16.

According to a Hydraulic department official, water charges have been hiked due to increase in maintenance, establishment, administrative and during the last year.

"The hike will also help us to raise money for new water projects in and around the city," added the

The annual water charge hike began in 2012-13 under former and is implemented from June 16 every year.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 22:00 IST