Ranchi: Soon it will become costly to get water connection in Ranchi Municipal Corporation area. The state government has approved the ‘Jharkhand Water Works, Water Surcharge in Ranchi, (Water Connection Manual-2020). On September 27, the proposal related to this new rule will be placed in the meeting of the Ranchi Municipal Corporation Board. It will be implemented as soon as there is consent. After this, people of municipal corporation area may have to pay seven thousand to 42 thousand according to the area of the buildings to get water connection.
It is to be known that till now in Ranchi Municipal Corporation area, whether the house/building is small or big, people had to pay only Rs 500 to get water connection. Here, after the implementation of the new rules, people below the poverty line will be given free water connection, while the rate of water connection will be determined on the basis of the area of other buildings. Four categories have been made for determining the new rates. These include residential consumers, institutional and government consumers, commercial consumers and industrial consumers.
Water tax will increase every three years like electricity: According to the officials of the Urban Development Department, under the new rules, now the water tax will be determined according to the increase in the rate of electricity. The electricity rate and other expenses will be calculated every three years. Water tax will be fixed in the same proportion.
In the new rules, a provision has also been made to fine people who consume water by taking illegal connections. If a domestic consumer is caught taking water from an illegal connection, then a fine of up to four thousand rupees and other consumers up to a maximum of 10 thousand rupees will be charged.
building area connection rate
1000 sq ft Rs 7000
1001-3000 Square Feet Rs 14000
3001-5000 Sq. Feet Rs.28000
Above 5000 Sq. Feet Rs.42000
Rs 26 per square feet for institutional and government consumers, commercial consumers and industrial consumers