New Delhi, June 25: Indicating a substantial hike in power tariff, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Monday said power regulator DERC will have to take a realistic view of the situation while finalising the new rates.
Delhi has been reeling under severe outages for last four days after state-run NHPC cut supply of 200 MW power to BSES for failing to pay up dues of over Rs 225 crore while another generation firm Damodar Valley Corporation has threatened to stop 280 MW supply to the discom if it did not make payment of around Rs 330 crore.
''We are waiting for the DERC to announce the (tariff) order. Everybody knows about the situation. I hope the decision of the regulatory body will be based on realistic view of the current situation,'' Dikshit said when asked about the power situation in the city.