GREATER NOIDA, Feb. 13 -- Soon, residents will have to pay for actual volume of water used in homes or establishments, as decided by the Greater Noida authority, which has decided to install 'smart' water metres for it.

This was decided in the 117th board meeting on February 10, during which a proposal to this effect was approved. It stated that each household in the city will be installed with a 'smart' meter to calculate water bill based on the quantity used. Officials said users will have to pay the cost of installation and the cost of the metres itself as well.

"We have decided to install water metres for each consumer in the next two years. We will hire a vendor for installation job," Greater Noida CEO Narendra Bhooshan said.

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