Udayavni Special

Delhi govt to waive water arrears of those having functional domestic meters in 4 categories of colonies


PTI, Aug 27, 2019, 1:41 PM IST

New Delhi: The government will waive water arrears of consumers who live in colonies categorised E, F, G and H and have functional domestic meters, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Tuesday.

Delhi’s colonies are categorised from A-H. Officials said A-D category colonies are considered as middle and upper middle residential areas. ‘A’ category colony include those in Maharani Bagh, Chanakyapuri and Golf Links.

Addressing a press conference here, the chief minister said 10.5 lakh people living in these colonies will be benefitted by this move.

He said late payment surcharge will also be waived off of those consumers who get their functional metres installed by November 30 this year.

For ‘A’ and ‘B’ category colonies, 100 per cent Late Payment Surcharge (LPSC) will be waived while 25 per cent of principal arrear will also be waived.

People living in ‘C’ category colonies will also get 50 per cent waiver on their principal arrear and 100 per cent LPSC waiver, he said.

In ‘D’ category colonies, people will get waiver of 100 per cent LPSC and 75 per cent principal arrear.

“We are expecting to earn Rs 600 crore through this scheme. This is an attempt to clean our books. The arrears have accumulated not just due to non payment of bills but also due to the fault on DJB’s part including in the billing system,” Kejriwal said.

Asked about “injustice” to those paying their water bills on time, the chief minister said, “We do not have to go for another such waivers in the future.”

There has been a 25 per cent increase in the number of new water connections since the AAP come to power. Unmetered water connections have come down to 1.5 lakh from 3 lakh in the last five years, Kejriwal said.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Key accused in Kerala gold smuggling case ready to turn approver

Hindu Munnani founder Ramagopalan no more

K’taka COVID-19 update: 8856 new cases, 8890 discharges, 87 deaths on Sep 29

Mathura court dismisses plea seeking removal of mosque

Govt issues new guidelines; permits more activities in October

From Oct 1 few modified rules will come into force across country

CBI to decide on challenging special court verdict after consulting legal department: Counsel




Related Articles More

Key accused in Kerala gold smuggling case ready to turn approver

Hindu Munnani founder Ramagopalan no more

Mathura court dismisses plea seeking removal of mosque

Govt issues new guidelines; permits more activities in October

From Oct 1 few modified rules will come into force across country

MUST WATCH

Vijayapura families running funfairs stuck in city since 6 months

Pejawara seer Vishwaprasanna teertha swamiji message for babari verdict

Mangaluru: Fire guts 5 bikes in apartment building parking lot

BS Yediyurappa reacted to babri final verdict

Mangalore: Street Art that speaks on a social issue

Latest Additions

Key accused in Kerala gold smuggling case ready to turn approver

Hindu Munnani founder Ramagopalan no more

K’taka COVID-19 update: 8856 new cases, 8890 discharges, 87 deaths on Sep 29

No understanding with JD(S) for Nov 3 bypolls: K’taka Congress

Mathura court dismisses plea seeking removal of mosque

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.