The Belgaum City Corporation on Monday, unanimously adopted a resolution to implement new tariff for water connections under the 24×7 drinking water supply scheme in the city.
The new tariff will be effective in the 10 wards only having the 24×7 water supply.
This very blog had broken the story on 30 August 2008, http://belgaumblog.com/2008/08/water-prices-increase-by-a-whopping-42/
Opposition members, who strongly opposed the proposal, said that people were already overburdened with inflation and price rise. It was not fair on the part of the civic body to impose additional burden on them. See this link for a complete understanding of the tariff structure already posted on this blog.
New Rate per/1000 Liters
0 to 8000
8001 to 15000
150001 to 25000
5.60 per/1000 Liters
This hike in prices will be a added calamity on the poor people. All those who fall under the said 10 wards will have to pay the hiked tariff.