Delhi Government on Monday had approved subsidy for domestic consumers whose monthly consumption does not exceed 400 units. Officials said the subsidy will benefit 84 percent of domestic power consumers.
    
"The power bills of consumers will come down significantly as we have announced subsidy for majority of the consumers. Delhi is the only state in the country to sanction such substantial subsidy to consumers," she said.
    
The Delhi Cabinet on Monday formally approved a proposal to extend subsidy to those consumers whose monthly consumption does not exceed 400 units. Dikshit had announced the subsidy on July 26 when Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission had announced a hike of five per cent for domestic consumers.
    
"The power tariff is decided by the DERC. The criticism against the government on the issue is unfounded. The opposition party is misleading people on the issue," Dikshit said.
    
She was speaking after inaugurating work on construction of a nine-km long parallel road along the Outer Ring Road at Mukundpur area in North East Delhi.
    
The road is being constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 200 crore to decongest various arterial roads in the area. The project will be completed within 18 months, officials said.
    
Dikshit said that apart from taking up huge infrastructure development projects, the city government is also concentrating on social sector schemes.
    
She said the new road would reduce 40 percent burden of traffic from the Outer Ring Road. "The new road would also be connected with the elevated road on the Outer Ring Road. The six-lane parallel road would ensure fast, congestion-free access to the areas in North West Delhi," she said.

(Agencies)

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