February 25, 2015 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
New Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government has cut the power tariffs in Delhi by 50 percent for consumption up to 400 units per month. An announcement in this regard came today but the order will come into effect from March 01.
“Keeping in line with the promises made by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) during election campaign, the newly-elected Delhi government also announced free 20,000 litres of water per month to every household”, notes Zee News.
Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that the reduction in power tariffs will benefit 90 percent households in the capital.
“Those families using more than 400 units will have to pay the entire bill,” said Sisodia.
AAP leader and Delhi Dy-CM Manish Sisodia also announced that the AAP government will waive off water and sewer charges for families using 20,000 litres of water.
The AAP leader said, the Delhi Jal Board has a helpline number (1916), which people can use to register their complaints.
It may be recalled that Delhi CM Kejriwal had recently said that the AAP government would cut power tariffs and launch free water scheme “very soon”.
In its manifesto, AAP had promised to cut power tariffs by 50 percent immediately after coming to power and said the rates would be revised on the basis of the findings of a CAG audit which the Arvind Kejriwal government had announced during its first stint.
The previous AAP government had introduced free water scheme but it was discontinued after it quit.
As per reports Arvind Kejriwal also met Comptroller and Auditor General of India Shashi Kant Sharma and discussed the status of scrutiny of finances of private power distribution companies by the auditor which was ordered by the AAP government during its first stint.
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