A writ has been filed at the High Court seeking a ban on increasing the price of water by Dhaka Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA), which has increased the price by 25 percent instead of increasing the quality.
Supreme Court lawyer Tanvir Ahmed filed the writ petition today (Monday) in the virtual High Court bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim. The authorities concerned including WASA were made defendants in the writ.
On April 1, Dhaka WASA increased the water price for residential customers by 25 percent, and the price for commercial customers was increased by about 8 percent.
At the new rate, the price of water per thousand liters has been fixed at Tk14.46, up from the earlier price of Tk11.57; and in the commercial sector, the price has been increased from Tk 37.4 per thousand liters to Tk40.
The price of water was increased by 5 percent last September.