Delhi Jal Board has approved 20% combined hike on water and sewer charges for consumers using above 20,000 litres per month. The hike will be applicable starting 1 February.
However, the government sources said that the scheme of providing free water up to 700 litre per day will continue. The new rate will be applicable on the water used above the threshold of the subsidised water.
Delhi Aam Aadmi Party had implemented its core election promise of providing 700 litre water free of charge to households every day after it formed the government in the national capital in February 2015.
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