The WASA tariff for five marla customers should not be elevated
RAWALPINDI – The Water and Sanitation Authority (WASA) tariff wouldn’t be elevated for 5 marlas customers, mentioned Rawalpindi Growth Authority chairman and WASA Tariq Mehmood Murtaza. Chatting with the media after chairing a gathering of the WASA Board of Trustees, the president mentioned that the federal government of Punjab is pursuing a coverage to carry all attainable aid to the residents. In view of this coverage, it was determined to not enhance WASA’s tariff for customers as much as 5 marlas, whereas the tariff for different residential items and business customers can be elevated to 40 p.c. He mentioned WASA’s tariff was not elevated after 2009 as utility payments and salaries of authority workers elevated. WASA can also be dealing with monetary hardship as a result of elevated working and upkeep prices, he added. In an effort to guarantee higher amenities for residents, the involved authorities proposed a 130% enhance within the WASA tariff on the board assembly held on July 30, 2019 and a abstract on this regard was despatched to the federal government of Punjab for formal approval, nonetheless, the federal government of the day exempted 5 marla properties and solely accepted a 40 p.c enhance for different residential items and business customers. Right now’s governing physique assembly accepted the implementation of latest visitors tariffs with instant impact.