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Last Updated : Dec 31, 2013 03:58 PM IST | Source: PTI

Kejriwal delivers on promise of free water

"All the domestic consumers having metered connection will get 20 kilolitres of water free of cost from January 1. We will not even levy any existing charges such as water cess and sewerage charge," newly-appointed Delhi jal Board CEO Vijay Kumar told reporters


Fulfilling its poll promise, the Aam Aadmi Party government today announced 667 litres of free water daily for domestic consumption to each household having metered connection in Delhi. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Delhi Jal Board chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at his residence here in Kausambi.


"All the domestic consumers having metered connection will get 20 kilolitres of water free of cost from January 1. We will not even levy any existing charges such as water cess and sewerage charge," newly-appointed Delhi jal Board CEO Vijay Kumar told reporters. He, however, said if the consumption limit crosses 20 kilolitres, then the consumer will have to pay for the water and other charges.


Kumar was appointed CEO of DJB on Saturday evening in place of Debashree Mukherjee who is understood to have reservation over supplying water free of cost. In its election manifesto, the Aam Admi Party had announced that 700 litres of free water will be supplied daily to each household if it comes to power.

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First Published on Dec 30, 2013 07:51 pm
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