DJB abolishes mix use category of water tariff
“This has been done to ensure that small barber shops, doctor clinics, juice shops and small offices are being charged as commercial consumers. Now these consumers will be charged under the domestic use category, thereby providing them with <g data-gr-id="54" style="color: #3b3b3b; font-size: 11px; background-color: white;">much needed</g> relief,” said Mishra.
In a board meeting, another decision has been taken to facilitate its consumers staying in <g data-gr-id="39">multiple-storey</g> flats. Delhi Jal Board had increased the number of water connections in a single property from 6 to 10.
“The board has accepted the proposal to allow water connections for ten individual dwelling units in a single property,” said Mishra.
The move will help DJB to bring more consumers in its water network and to reduce non-revenue water. According to the existing provisions of the board, it sanctions only one bulk water connection to single property having more than six flats and requiring more than six individual water connections with an underground tank with an arrangement to supply water to the upper floors, said Mishra.
He said under the scheme Jan Jal Prabhandhan Yojna (JJPY), the board had taken up six projects on the pilot basis for decentralised water supply in Gautampuri near Aali Gaon, Aya Nagar Village, Sai Nagar, <g data-gr-id="40">Kair</g> Village, Sonia Vihar A -Block and <g data-gr-id="41">Begam</g> Vihar B-block.
The board took another step for <g data-gr-id="50">overall</g> improvement of <g data-gr-id="51">sewerage</g> system and in order to reduce pollution load in the Yamuna River.
It had accorded approval for the construction of seven MGD Waste Water Treatment plants at Coronation Pillar in outer Delhi.