President calls for electricity tariff relief for ordinary people

Punjab President Vidhan Sabha Rana KP Singh on Sunday demanded relief in electricity tariffs for the common man, especially the trading community and people living in urban areas.

In a statement released here, the president said he raised the issue with former chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh, as well as new chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi, who appreciated the matter.

Welcoming the relief provided to different sections of electricity consumers by Channi, the president said the state government should extend this relief to everyone by reducing the tariff, which in Punjab is among the highest. from the country. He said the middle classes living in urban areas and the shopping community in particular had suffered over the past two years because of Covid. “We need to improve their conditions,” he said, adding that their business was not yet on track after a devastating phase of Covid.