Just after the cost of water has been hiked by the Delhi Jal Board on December 26, east Delhi Mayor staged a protest against Chief Minister Kejriwal for the decision. The price of water has been hiked post 20000 liters of use. Which also means that the Delhi Government has kept its promise of keeping water supply free upto 20000 liters. The new price will be implemented from February 2018. Vice Chairman of Delhi Jal Board, Dinesh Mohaniya said that the this has to be taken to impact the 7th pay commission. The salaries of workers would now have to be increased, hence cost of water has to be hiked.