Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday waived off the development and Infrastructure charge meant for water supply and maintenance of sewer infrastructure in the Capital city.
The chief minister said residents of Delhi will not have to pay the said fees to the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) from today onwards as the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi is doing everything to give clean water to people. In a press conference, Kejriwal also made it clear that citizens will only have to pay Rs 2310 for new water or sewer connection.
The move came after posters were seen across Delhi slamming Arvind Kejriwal over poor quality water in the Capital city. A hashtag #DilliKaPaaniZehrila also trended on the social media platform.
On November 16, a Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) report released by Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan mentioned that 11 out of samples collected from various places from Delhi did not comply with the quality norms and the piped water was not safe for drinking purpose.