Delhi govt notifies 80% cut in water, sewer charges

PTI New Delhi | Updated on January 24, 2018 Published on June 28, 2015

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.

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 Rs 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 unauthorised 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.

Published on June 28, 2015
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