Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday announced that electricity charges for the first 200 units will be zero. Users will not have to pay anything if power consumption does not exceed 200 units.
The Delhi government will bear the subsidy for the 200 units, he said.
Users consuming 201 to 401 units of electricity will continue to get 50 per cent power subsidy as well.
“People used to pay Rs 622 for 200 units of electricity till yesterday, now it’s free. For 250 units they used to pay Rs 800, now they’ll pay Rs 252. For 300 units, they used to pay Rs 971, now they’ll pay Rs 526. For 400 units, they used to pay Rs 1,320, now they’ll pay Rs 1,075,” Kejriwal explained.
The chief minister had recently proposed free metro rides for women in Delhi.