The DERC said that the data will further analyzed and decision was taken to withdraw the power tariff hike.

On Thursday, DERC had hiked the power tariff in the national capital up to seven percent. The regulator hiked the tariff by levying surcharge heeding to the demands of the three private power distribution companies.

"We have hiked the tariff to help power distribution companies recover their power purchase cost. The surcharge will be reviewed again in February," DERC Chairperson P D Sudhakar said on Thursday.

The Congress and Aam Aadmi party on Thursday slammed the BJP for the power tariff hike in the national capital, even as the BJP said it will take up the issue with the Union Power Minister.

However, BJP has also strongly condemned the Power Purchase Surcharge allowed by DERC. Delhi BJP has all along opposed this surcharge.

''We will raise this before the Union Power Minister and Delhi Lt Governor to stall the implementation of this hike," Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay said.
    
The Congress also criticized the BJP and said it will launch an agitation against it and DERC for the electricity hike.
    
"Congress strongly condemns the hike in power tariff and demands its rollback. We will launch a series of protest against the DERC and BJP, which is trying to benefit discoms,” Congress DPCC chief spokesperson and senior leader Mukesh Sharma said.

Power tariff in the national capital was hiked by up to seven per cent by the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission and will come into effect from Saturday.
    
The regulator hiked the tariff by levying surcharge heeding to the demands of the three private power distribution companies.