Mumbai: After a four-month long protest by the residents and power loom owners in Malegaon, the state government agreed to reduce the electricity charges in Malegaon. A decision on supplying electricity for Rs 1.80 per unit will be taken and announced in January next year, said Rajesh Tope, state Energy minister.
The residents of Malegaon have been paying the electricity bills untill last month but protested against the increased rates of the electricity. The rate of electricity was increased 12 times in the last three years.
In the Nagpur session of the state government, chief minister Prithivraj Chavan and Tope on December 21 announced that a decision on supplying electricity for Rs 1.80 per unit will be taken in January next year and subsequently announced by the state. The residents of Malegaon have welcomed this move.