AAP fulfills its poll promise, Delhi households to get 700 litres free water daily

Published: Dec 30, 2013, 00:00 IST | Agencies

Delivering on its promise, the Aam Aadmi Party government today announced 20 kilolitres of free water monthly to all households with functional water meters from January one, a decision which will immediately benefit around nine lakh consumers. 

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday delivered oits promise of providing free supply of 700 litres of water everyday to Delhi households with the city's water board agreeing to the proposal after meeting Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at his residence.

The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) would provide 700 litres of free water per day to each and every household which has a regular water connection, a board member Monday said.

However, if the monthly consumption exceeds 20 kilolitre then charges for entire supply of water will have to be paid, according to officials.

The decision was taken after a meeting held at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence here which was attended by 18 members of the DJB.

"Seven hundred litres of water will be given to each and every household of Delhi, who have regular connections," DJB member Sandeep Tanwar said adding that even if one point more than 700 litres is consumed, the household would need to pay the entire bill.

The cost of providing the free water would be borne by the DJB for the first three months.

The promise of 700 litres of free water to every Delhi household was made in the Aam Aadmi Party's poll manifesto.

DJB officials and members had reached Kejriwal's Kaushambi residence for the meeting as the chief minister stayed home due to ill health.

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