New Delhi:  Already bearing the heat due to the hike of petrol prices and toll tax, the Delhiites are up for more shock.
Those planning to apply for new water connection would have to shell out more money as the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) is likely to increase the water connection charges. Apart from it, residents will have to pay more for sewer development as well.
Decision in this regard is likely to be taken in the crucial meeting of the DJB on Friday.

DJB vice president Chaudhry Mateen Ahmed said he would comment upon the likely hike only after the meeting.
The agenda of the meeting includes hiking water development charge to Rs 405 per square metre from the present Rs 329 and to increase sewer development charge to Rs 455 from Rs 369.

The price hike would primarily affect around 40 lakhs residents dwelling in non-regularised colonies in the national capital.
Once the new rates are notified, those owning a 100 square metre house would have to pay Rs 16,200 as development charges of both water and sewer.

If the board goes ahead with the hike, the new rates would be implemented since April 1. However, till the notification for changed prices, people applying for new connection might be charged as per the previous rates.

(JPN/Bureau)