Ahead of the Delhi assembly elections, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced yet another big relief for residents of Delhi. The AAP government will now waive water arrears of those who have functional water meters at their homes.
A total of 13 lakh people are expected to benefit out of this scheme while the government will also earn Rs 600 crore with streamlined metered water connections, said Kejriwal.
At a press conference on Tuesday, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal announced the major scheme for Delhi residents and said that those who have functional meters can only avail the scheme.
The waiver scheme will be open till November 30 and bills till March 31, 2019 will be waived in this latest announcement ahead of the crucial Delhi assembly polls.
Kejriwal also said that over 10.5 lakh people who come under the E, F, G and H categories of water consumers will get a 100 per cent waiver while those in the A and B category will get a 25 per cent waiver. C category consumers will 50 per cent waiver of their water arrears.
“I will write letters to all water consumers in Delhi,” said Arvind Kejriwal while making the arrear waiver announcement.
Those wanting to avail the water waiver scheme will have to install water meters at their houses to benefit and inform the Jal Board about the meters.
Over 13 lakh Delhi residents are expected to benefit from the move, said Kejriwal. While making the announcement, Kejriwal said, “This is an open invitation to the people of Delhi to join the mainstream and install water meters. This will help us save Rs 600 crore and strengthen the economy.”