#RealtyNewsRoundUp: Power Tariffs In Delhi Cut Across Categories

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The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has reduced electricity tariffs for consumers across all categories in the state by up to 25 per cent. However, fixed charges payable to power distribution companies has been raised by up to six times. In its tariff order applicable for the year 2018-19, the commission has reduced electricity prices for domestic power consumption of up to 200 units per month by Re 1 per unit to Rs 3 per unit. Domestic power consumers consuming 200 units-400 units of electricity per month will pay Rs 1.45 per unit lesser at Rs 4.50 per unit.


Mewat in Haryana is the most backward district of the country, followed by Asifabad (Telangana), Singrauli (Madhya Pradesh), Kiphire (Nagaland) and Shrawasti (UP), reveals Niti Aayog's ranking of 101 aspirational (backward) districts. The Aayog recently released the baseline ranking for 101 aspirational districts.


While plans are underway to get on-board National Building Construction Corporation (NBCC) to efficiently manage seized properties of defaulters, the state-run firm has also unveiled its plan to lend a helping hand to the government in meeting its Housing for all by 2022 target. Media reports say the NBCC plans to build over one lakh affordable housing units across major states of the country in the next five years. The total cost of carrying out the project is pegged at Rs 10,000 crore. The company might start work on such project in this year itself.


The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has joined hands with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) for developing a green corridor along the Varanasi Bypass, covering 16.55 km of the National Highway-(NH) 56 and the NH-29.

Source: Media reports

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