The Aam Aadmi Party government today announced to provide piped water connection to every household in slum clusters, unauthorised colonies and villages and also decided to waive off Rs 1,100 crore of late payment surcharge on the water bills owed by the city’s commercial establishments.
Announcing the introduction of ‘DJB Jal Adhikar Connection’ scheme, Delhi Water Minister Kapil Mishra termed as “historic” the decision and said that the AAP government was working hard to provide water connection to every household in the national capital.
The decisions were taken at the 128th meeting of the Delhi Jal Board today.
Mishra said all late payment surcharge on water bills, which has been a long-pending demands of all small hotel and restaurants owners, would also be waived off.
Apart from these, the DJB has also decided to set up largest Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) in the city, produce 16 Megawatt of solar power by installing solar panels at the rooftops of Board’s offices and its unused land and 24×7 water supply in Mehrauli and Vasant Vihar areas.
“The DJB has decided to introduce ‘Jal Adhikar Connection’ under which individual water connection will be given to every household in all 500 JJ Clusters. Tenants and villagers who do not have address proof can also apply for new water connections by producing identity proof under this policy,” Mishra said.
He further added that basements and DDA flats will be given individual water connections.
“DJB will provide 100 per cent Late Payment Surcharge Rebate (LPSR) to all the consumers in the commercial category till November 30. LPSC rebate worth Rs 1,100 crore has been given which will benefit around 1.25 lakh consumers,” the minister said. .