Prompted by our earlier post on hike in milk/newspaper delivery charge Mr D Venkatesan(A-209) sent us the following info. that we wish to share with you.
I believe association should find ways & means to fix & control all these rates.I feel all service providers increase the rates unilaterally since there is no control.
When I installed lights / fans in my flat, the electrician charged Rs.50/Rs.75 per fixture. Later I came to know that two weeks later the same electrician started charging 125/fixture, since that was the rate prevailing at Synergy.
Similarly I came to know that maids charge around Rs.2000-3000, whereas the rates are lesser even at areas like Nungambakkam, where we presently live.
When we lived in Delhi, our apartment association had arranged for common facilities like ironing etc at cheaper rates compared to market prevailing rates.