The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) Thursday announced to increase the power tariff for four months and notification to hike in the electricity tariff has been issued under monthly fuel adjustment formula.

According to notification, the hike in prices is announced for the months of October, November, December 2011 and January 2012. The increase per unit for October is rupees 2.13, for November is 1.17 rupees, for December 0.86 rupees and for the month of January 2012 is 1.87 per unit.

While power distributing companies would collect the payments from consumers in the bills of July and August 2012.

The NEPRA had stopped the increase in power tariff during the proceedings in Lahore High Court after a petition was filed against the hike in prices.

The NEPRA has directed the power companies to collect payments in bills in the light of the LHC orders, while the consumers who consume 50 units will be unaffected from the hike in prices.