Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal made an announcement on Thursday that people living in the capital do not have to pay any amount of their electricity bills if their power consumption does not exceed 200 units. However, residents consuming 201-400 units of electricity would still be eligible for 50% power subsidy from the government.
Kejriwal reportedly quoted numbers, saying-
“People used to pay Rs 622 for 200 units of electricity till yesterday, now it’s free. For 250 units they used to pay Rs 800, now they’ll pay Rs 252. For 300 units, they used to pay Rs 971, now they’ll pay Rs 526. For 400 units, they used to pay Rs 1320, now they’ll pay Rs 1075.”
In a recent tweet, Kejriwal also shared that the electricity sector in Delhi has gone through a major reform in last 5 years. And just the previous day, he posted on Twitter, giving out congratulations to Delhi.
For fifth consecutive year NO electricity tariff hike. On the contrary, for fifth consecutive yr, tariffs reduced. Delhi has lowest electricity tariffs in the country now
And Del is the only place in India wid 24×7 electricity
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) July 31, 2019
Only recently, Aam Admi Party chief made an announcement proposing free metro rides for women. Deputy CM, Manish Sisodia called this as a ‘historic day for Delhi’ and shared his views on the social media.
Historic day for Delhi!
CM @ArvindKejriwal declares Free Lifeline Electricity of 200 units to all
Every family deserves a life of dignity. Just like good education & healthcare, a basic quantum of electricity to run lights/fans at home is essential for that. #PehleHalfAbMaaf
— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) August 1, 2019
This decision has definitely put a smile on a lot of Delhi faces, as people are rejoicing for the reduced prices of electricity bill.
Sach mein….it's big saving in winters. We family of 2.5 hardly spend 200 units from Nov to Feb.
Even in Summers it has been great savings in last 4.5 years. I don't use more than 400 unit. Thanx CM @ArvindKejriwal sir.
From a dilliwala. https://t.co/5kNhePDEgk
— ASHUTOSH MISHRA (@ashu3page) August 1, 2019
— NEHA (@FabulousNeha) August 1, 2019
Election is coming 🤔
— Kumar Shivam (@1si11is025) August 1, 2019
Someone has to pay for it, who will do it?
— Pramod (@dr_pram) August 1, 2019
And who will bear this burden?
Honest tax payers?
Or MLAs of AAP?
— Mayank Singh (@mayankpratap) August 1, 2019
Well, at least there is a ray of relief for the Delhi residents. And when the elements are too harsh, government is at