Electricity Free For Usage Upto 200 Units In Delhi
Free Electricity in Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday announced at a press conference that people living in the capital do not have to pay any amount of their electricity bill if their power consumption does not exceed 200 units. In what is seen as a pre-election sop, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Thursday that electricity usage up to 200 units will be free. Assembly elections are due in Delhi on February 2020.
Free Electricity in Delhi HIGHLIGHT: No need to pay the power bill for consumption up to 200 units, announces Arvind Kejriwal.
Also, the Delhi government announced that there will be a 50 percent rebate on electricity bills for power consumption up to 400 units. “Today the cheapest electricity in the country is in Delhi,” the Chief Minister said, adding that this would encourage power saving. Power consumed between 201 and 400 units will be at half price, he added.
“Nobody says anything if the VIPs and big politicians get free power. Why to deprive the common man,” Mr. Arvind Kejriwal said. Addressing a press conference, Kejriwal said Delhi had the cheapest electricity in the country and this was additional relief as he looked to bolster his ‘aam aadmi’ image before the polls.
People used to pay Rs 622 for 200 units of electricity until yesterday, now it’s free. For 250 units they used to pay Rs 800, now they will pay Rs 252. For 300 units they used to pay Rs 971, now they will pay Rs 526. For 400 units, they used to pay Rs 1320, now they will pay Rs 1075,” he added.
Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia termed it a “historic day for Delhi”. “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,” he tweeted.
On Wednesday, Chief Minister Kejriwal said there has been no hike in electricity tariffs in the national capital for the fifth consecutive year after power regulator DERC announced a significant reduction in fixed charges.
Congratulating Delhiites, the chief minister said the city has the lowest power tariffs in the country and the only place with 24×7 electricity.
“Congratulations Delhi For fifth consecutive year NO electricity tariff hike. On the contrary, for fifth consecutive yr (year), tariffs reduced. Delhi has the lowest electricity tariffs in the country now,” Kejriwal tweeted.
This comes months ahead of assembly polls in the capital after the Kejriwal proposed free metro rides for women in Delhi.