New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: In yet another attempt to woo voters ahead of assembly polls, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday announced that tenants in the national Capital will be provided with separate prepaid electricity meters.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal: Government has come up with a scheme for tenants 'Mukhyamantri Kirayedaar Bijli Meter Yojna' under which prepaid meters will be installed at rented accommodations, this is applicable for domestic use only. pic.twitter.com/S5btM0rHtD— ANI (@ANI) September 25, 2019
Addressing the media, Kejriwal further said that these prepaid meters will be home-delivered to the tenants by the government itself. These meters will come under 'Mukhyamantri Kirayedaar Bijli Meter Yojna' and will be installed at rented accommodations, These meters will only be applicable for domestic use.
Earlier, in August Arvind Kejriwal also announced free power up to 200 units every month for consumers. The decision by AAP was likely to benefit around 3.2 million residents of the national capital.
The free power comes in view to lure voters as Delhi is about to have its assembly elections due by next year February. The expected cost of this scheme is of about Rs 1,800 to 2,000 crore.
“Those in Delhi, who consume up to 200 units of electricity, need not pay their electricity bills. They will get a zero electricity bill. Consumers of 201-400 units of electricity will receive approximately 50% subsidy. I am delighted to announce that the cheapest electricity in the country is available in Delhi today," said Kejriwal.
In the starting months of this year, Arvind Kejriwal also announced a scheme to free the traveling expense of women in the national capital. In the scheme women in Delhi can travel in Delhi metro, DTC buses, and cluster without having to pay a single penny. The DTC later approved the Delhi government’s scheme.
Under this scheme, pink tickets will be issued to women passengers, and if anyone wants to buy a ticket can buy it and travel. The free traveling scheme is scheduled to roll out on 29 October.
Posted By: Talib Khan