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CM Arvind Kejriwal waives off arrears for using borewells

Published : Jan 14, 2018, 1:35 am IST
Updated : Jan 14, 2018, 1:35 am IST

Kejriwal said that he will take up with the L-G the issue of DDA not having furnished complete data to the DJB.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal
 Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday waived off arrears for use of borewells in Dwarka and Palam, after visiting West Delhi areas with AAP MLAs. It was decided that residents who seal their borewells will not be charged and water meters will be installed for those who wish to continue using borewells in these areas.

“Outstanding penalties on non-installation of rainwater harvesting systems to be waived off, but all residential societies will have to install these systems within six months (till June 30). After this date, annual certification will be done by DJB officials,” an official statement said.

After listening to grievances of the residents, Mr Kejriwal also announced that individual complaints like inflated bills will be addressed within a week and a cash counter will be set up at Dwarka Sector 5. Area MLAs announced that residents can submit their complaints in MLAs offices also.

The chief minister also said that he will take up with lieutenant-governor Anil Baijal, who is also the DDA chairperson, the issue of the DDA not having furnished complete data to the DJB, which is causing hardships to residents with outstanding bills. The CM announced that till the DDA data is furnished, outstanding DDA dues will not be enforced on residents.

Large number of residents thanked the chief minister for bringing piped water in the houses of Dwarka, which they had been demanding since decades. The residents also thanked the CM for ending the tanker mafia in the area.

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