National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has issued the notification of new tariff, under which, consumers will have to bare electricity burden by 70 per cent, forcing the people to pay bills twice of the previous rate. The new tariff will be effective from September 1, 2008. Consumers using electricity up to 100 units will have to pay Rs 4.97 per unit excluding tax while those consuming 100 to 300 units will have to pay Rs 6.13 per unit, those utilising 300 to 1000 units will have to pay Rs 8.58 per unit and the people consuming more than 1,000 units will have to pay Rs 9.80 per unit. Hence, consumers using up to 100 units will have to pay around Rs700 including taxes. Thus, this burden on consumers will almost be doubled than their current bills. Commercial consumers consuming up to 100 units would pay Rs 9.93 per unit while those consuming 100 to 300 units would pay Rs10.04 per unit. Industrial consumers consuming 400 megawatts off -pack will have to pay Rs 8.05 per unit while those using full pack will have to pay Rs 8.15 per unit. It is worth mentioning here that the Karachi Electric Supply Corporation (KESC) had sent the summary of the increased tarrif in the months of April and July, which was rejected by the government.