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Mangaluru: MCC council reduces water tariff, SWM person charge | Mangaluru Information

MANGALURU: On the first assembly of the Mangaluru Metropolis Company (MCC) council, held 9 months after the election, a serious determination was taken to cut back the consuming water tariff and the stable waste administration person charge on Thursday.
The consuming water tariff was revised when the MCC was below the district administration’s management on June 15, 2019. Accordingly, within the first slab (from zero litre to eight,000 litre), the tariff was Rs 7 per 1,000 litre.
Within the second slab (from 8,000 to 15,000 litre), the tariff was Rs 9 per 1,000 litre. Within the third slab (from 15,000 to 25,000 litre), the tariff was Rs 11 per 1,000 litre and Rs 13 per 1,000 litre for all customers whose consumption crosses 25,000 litre monthly.
The council meet held on Thursday revised water tariff primarily based on complaints from the general public. As per the revised tariff, the minimal cost shall be Rs 60 for the consumption of 10,000 litre monthly. Within the second slab (from 10,000 to 15,000 litre), the tariff shall be Rs 7 per 1,000 litre. Within the third slab (from 15,000 to 25,000), the tariff shall be Rs 9 per 1,000 litre. Within the fourth slab (from 25,000 to 30,000 litre), the tariff shall be Rs 11 per 1,000 litre and Rs 13 for all customers whose consumption crosses 30,000 litre monthly.
Mayor Divakar from the BJP mentioned many individuals had raised objections to the water tariff revision made by the administration in 2019. “Therefore, I’ve determined to revise the tariff so that it’s going to not be a burden on individuals,” he added.
Opposition chief Abdul Rauf and different Congress leaders nevertheless opposed the revision, and demanded a roll again of tariff current previous to June 15, 2019.
Praveenchandra Alva, corporator from the Congress, mentioned the minimal cost for water consumption was Rs 65 for as much as 24,000 litre monthly within the tariff previous to June 15, 2019. In the meantime, Rauf demanded the water payments of individuals within the metropolis must be waived for 3 months from April, because of the Covid disaster.
The council meet resolved to cut back the person charge monthly from every waste generator within the metropolis for stable waste administration, primarily based on the constructed up space of their properties.
The charge for properties as much as 500 sq ft constructed up space, which was Rs 50 monthly, has been lowered to Rs 30.
The charge for properties from 501 sq ft to 1,000 sq ft has been lowered from Rs 75 to Rs 60. For properties from 1,001 sq ft to 1,500 sq ft, the charge has been lowered from Rs 100 to Rs 80.

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