After free water, AAP cuts power tariff by half in Delhi

Jan 01, 2014, 13:07 IST |

Delivering on yet another poll promise, the Aam Aadmi government today announced a 50 per cent subsidy on power consumption upto 400 units in Delhi and was well on course to ordering a CAG audit into the finances of three private power distribution companies

The Delhi government on Tuesday cut power tariff by half, benefiting an estimated 28 lakh households.

The decision to subsidise power tariff, which will involve a cash outgo of Rs 61 crores in the next three months, was announced by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal after a meeting of the cabinet.

Kejriwal said the new rates would be applicable to those consuming up to 400 units of power a month.

"They will get 50 percent subsidy," he said, adding that this would benefit some 28 of the 34 lakh households in Delhi.

The cut in the electricity tariff came a day after Kejriwal announced supply of 20 kilolitres of water free of cost, another key election promise made by AAP.

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