Delhi govt notifies 80pc reduction in water, sewer charges

New Delhi, Jun 28: In a major relief to people living in unauthorised colonies, Delhi government has notified its scheme of 80 per cent reduction in one-time sewer and water development charges for new connections.

Last month, the Aam Aadmi Party government had declared to slash sewer and water development charges, collected by the Delhi Jal Board, by 80 per cent in such colonies.

Delhi Govt reduces water charges

According to a senior government official, residents of around 1,700 unauthorised colonies will now be able to avail the benefit of this scheme with Urban Development Department on June 26 notifying the reduced sewer and water development charges.

"The reduction has been drastic and historic with water development charges reduced from Rs 440 per sqm to Rs 100 per sqm while the sewer development charges have been brought down from 494 per sqm to Rs 100 per sqm," the official said.

The revised rates are applicable in case of properties falling in D, E, F, G & H category of Unauthorized Colonies, being used for residential purposes with plot area up to and including 200 sqm under domestic and mixed use category.

The revised rates will be valid only till September 25, 2015 and thereafter, original rates will be applicable.

According to DJB officials, consumers can also apply online on DJB website or after logging in Revenue Management System (RMS), or can also apply at area zonal revenue office.


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