New Delhi: Irked over the Delhi Jal Board’s fee hike, Opposition leader Vijay Kumar Malhotra said that Delhi government is raising the water and sewer charges before handing it over to a private firm.

Delhi Jal Board has formed Delhi Water and Sewer (Tariff and Metering Regulation) 2012 which has been notified and the new charges will be applied according to this new regulation.
Deva Shree Roy, Chief Executive Officer of Delhi Jal Board has confirmed the fee hike.

At present, delhiites pay Rs 1100 to get the new water connection from the DJB but when the recent hiked charges will be applied, they will have to cough up Rs 2310 exactly more than double.

Earlier, Rs 100 was charged to cut the water connection but according to the new norms a person would have to pay Rs 500 for the same. The cost of testing the metre has also been increased to Rs 1000.


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