KUKL asked to return unlawful tariff

KATHMANDU: Water Supply Tariff Fixation Commission (WSTFC) today directed Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited (KUKL) to return extra

tariff charged illegally from consumers.

Not satisfied with the KUKL

clarification on the issue, WSTFC decided to direct the water supply utility to return the extra tariff charged between mid-May to mid-October.

Ratna Sansar Shrestha, member, WSTFC, said KUKL had been asked to submit the list of consumers who were supplied tankered water upon paying extra till October 27.

KUKL will be fined Rs 5,001 as per the Water Supply Tariff Fixation Commission Act-2063. He said the consumers were charged Rs 250 extra on 5,000 litres of water and an additional Rs 450 on 10,000 litres.

Meanwhile, NGO Forum has lauded the WSTFC decision.