New Delhi: The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) on Wednesday announced a reduction in the lower tariff slabs for commercial category water users with the move set to decrease the burden on consumers with small-scale businesses.
According to a senior official, DJB decided to rationalise the lower tariff slab for properties where some commercial activity takes place in which water is used as an input, including restaurants, dhabas, juice shops, snacks counters, tea shops, salons, barber shops, beauty parlours, dentist clinics, etc.
The benefit can be availed by connections where water is being used by people visiting commercial units like coaching institutes, clinics, offices with high footfall, etc., an official said.
"The move will decrease the burden on the consumers with small-scale businesses, which use less water as their average bill on a monthly consumption of up to 6,000-litres would only amount to Rs 287.07 as against the earlier Rs 726.30. For usage up to 15,000-l, the bill would amount to Rs 749.89.
"It is hoped that the move will encourage consumers to opt for authorised water connections from DJB since there are a number of commercial units which do not have an intensive use of water, but because of the earlier commercial tariff rates even for the lowest category, did not opt for the commercial category," a senior officer said.