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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Announces Power Tariff Reduction and Toll Collection Suspension

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin has revealed plans to reduce power tariffs for shared utilities in small apartments across the state. The revised rates will apply to apartments with ten housing units or fewer, three stories or less, and no lifts, lowering the cost from over ₹8 per unit to ₹5.5 per unit.

The move comes in response to concerns raised by residents’ welfare associations in suburban areas, who felt that the recent tariff changes by the Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission were burdening middle-income families in such apartments.

In addition, Chief Minister Stalin announced the suspension of toll collection at the Navalur toll plaza on Rajiv Gandhi Salai, responding to requests from the public due to disruptions caused by ongoing work on the Chennai Metro Rail Limited along the same route. He emphasized the need to avoid delays in infrastructure projects, citing their cost implications and impact on local residents.

Stalin also urged Collectors to keep up with the news and promptly address issues highlighted in the media within their districts. Ministers and other government officials participated in the meeting.