Water Bill waiver announced in Delhi ahead of Assembly Elections
New Delhi : With election season approaching in the national capital, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced water bill waiver of all arrears of consumers towards Delhi Jal Board. The latest announcement comes days after the government had reduced free electricity for up to 200 units.
The Assembly Elections are scheduled for the next year in the national capital. Kejriwal said households will be entitled to waiver on the principal amount of arrears depending on the category of colonies (graded from A to H) they are located in—25% for upscale colonies, 50% for middle income localities and 100% for the lower income localities.
He clarified that the move aims at encouraging people to come forwards and install water meters. “Only those consumers who have installed meters before November 30 will get the benefit of this scheme.”
The scheme, according to figures shared by the government, is likely to benefit around 2.20 million households. Kejriwal said, it is expected that the Delhi government will recover around Rs 600 crore arrears with this move.