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01/08/2019 12:46 PM IST

Free Electricity In Delhi For Usage Up To 200 Units, Announces Arvind Kejriwal

Those consuming 201 to 401 units of electricity will continue to get 50 percent power subsidy from the government, he added.

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday announced that consumers using up to 200 units of electricity will not need to pay their power bills.

He said the Delhi government will give full subsidy to those consuming up to 200 units of electricity.

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Those consuming 201 to 401 units of electricity will continue to get 50 percent power subsidy from the government, he added.

“Today the cheapest electricity in the country is in Delhi,” NDTV quoted Kejriwal as saying. 

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia called it a “historic day for Delhi”.

Kejriwal had on Wednesday said there had 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.

The fixed charges have been slashed by up to 84 per cent. According to the new rates, the fixed charges up to 2 kilowatts (kW) have been reduced from Rs 125 to Rs 20, while the charges above 2 kW but less than 5 kW have been slashed from Rs 140 to Rs 50.

(With PTI inputs)