No water tariff hike for Chandigarh in 2022-23

The Chandigarh administration has assured that there will be no water tariff hike in 2022-23. In September 2020, the administration had hiked the water tariff by 50 per cent to 200 per cent, depending upon the category of the user and the water consumption level. The municipal corporation collects Rs 0.9 billion per annum as water charges, but the expenditure incurred to maintain water supply to its 0.18 million consumers is Rs 2.25 billion. The civic body was expected to earn an additional Rs 0.6 billion from the hike.