Ahead of the assembly elections, the Aam Aadmi Party chief and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday announced that prepaid meters will be installed for tenants under their new scheme 'Mukhyamantri Kirayedaar Bijli Meter Yojna'. He also added that the prepaid meter will be only for domestic use. He said that this new scheme will give great relief to millions of tenants of the state.
Kejriwal in a press conference said, "The people of Delhi are getting 24-hour power supply. The cheapest electricity is available in Delhi, but the tenants living here are not getting the benefit of it. In many places, landlords were giving electricity to the tenants expensively. Till now the law required the tenant to obtain permission from the landlord to take the meter. The 'Mukhyamantri Kirayedaar Bijli Meter Yojna' will now provide the tenant with new prepaid electricity meters."
He also said that to avail these meters tenants will have to pay 3000 rupees as security fees to the electricity company. Earlier, the popular freebie by CM Kejriwal was an electricity bill waiver which claimed that people do not have to pay electricity bills with power consumption exceeding 200 units.
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
Earlier Chief Minister of Delhi has announced a drop in the prices of onion at a press conference on Monday. The CM said that onions will be procured and will be sold at Rs. 24 through mobile vans. He went ahead to announce the 'Mukhya Mantri Street Light Yojana' which will be implemented in the city to end dark spots in the national capital. Under this plan, the Arvind Kejriwal has said that 2.1 lakh street lights will be installed in Delhi which will be controlled by sunlight sensor and 3000 rupees to draw the line.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on recent increase in price of onions: We are procuring onions and we will try to supply it at Rs 24 through mobile vans. Tenders have been floated for this. pic.twitter.com/CVvQEQvFt0— ANI (@ANI) September 23, 2019
On September 18, he also announced that the fees of Rs. 3.14 lakh for CBSE students appearing for 10th and 12th standard examinations will be paid by the Delhi Government. Kejriwal had also urged the Delhi residents to install water meters in houses to avail of the water bill waiver scheme.
(with ANI inputs)