The Delhi Jal Board on Tuesday hiked water tariff by 20% for residents using more than 20,000 litres a month. The revised tariff will come into effect from February 1 next year.
At present, domestic users consuming between 20,000 and 30,000 litres of water a month pay a service charge of ₹219.62 and a volumetric charge of ₹21.97 for each 1,000 litres. The 20% hike is on the volumetric charge, which will be ₹26.36 from February. Those using more than 30,000 litres a month are paying ₹292.82 as service charge and ₹36.61 per 1,000 litres. This now becomes ₹43.93 for a kilolitre.
This will be the second
water tariff hike since the Aam Aadmi Party came to power in Delhi in 2015. The revision happens three months after chief minister Arvind Kejriwal took over the water portfolio. But the government, keeping to its pre-poll promise, decided to retain the policy of giving 20,000 litres of water free of charge every month to each household. Around 87% of households in the DJB network use water within that ceiling, according to the board.
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source: Hindustan times