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AAP govt keeps poll promises; halves power tariff, gives 20K litres free water

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Published on February 27, 2015 with No Comments

Eleven days after coming into power in Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government has slashed power tariff by 50 percent for consumption up to 400 units per month and 20,000 litres of free water per household every month that would cost the exchequer around Rs 1,670 crore annually.
The Delhi government’s decision will benefit around 90 percent of Delhiites, announced Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia here after a Cabinet meeting.
The Cabinet meeting was presided over by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
The cut in tariff and the free water scheme will be effective from Sunday (March 01).
“The reduction in power tariff will benefit 36,06,428 families, which is around 90 percent of the city’s population,” Sisodia said, adding that those consuming over 400 units would have to pay the full bill. Water tariff will also be charged if the consumption limit exceeds 20,000 litres.
After the announcement, Kejriwal took to Twitter to assure that he would fulfil other poll promises too.


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