The Visakha Industrial Water Supply Company (VIWSCO) has increased the price of water from Rs. 8.93 per kilo litre to Rs. 11.80 per kilo litre.

The VIWSCO board’s meeting conducted here on Monday by its Chairman and Managing Director and Municipal Commissioner M.V. Satyanarayana and Managing Director of APIIC and a Board Member B.R. Meena, also declared a moratorium on the premium to be paid by the stake holders of VIWSCO – Visakhapatnam Steel Plant, APIIC, NTPC and GVMC – for 10 years and to pay only the principal.