Power bills going up due to 24-hour supply: Delhi CM
Under attack from the opposition BJP and Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Admi Party for the hike in power tariff, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Friday justified the increase and said bills had gone up due to 24-hour electricity supply.
“People will try to instigate you saying that these bills are inflated. But I would say you one cannot compare bills for 24-hour power supply to that of 8-hours supply,” Dikshit said after inaugurating a road project in Ballimaran area.
Rejecting criticism of the increase in tariff, the Chief Minister said her Government had ensured round-the-clock power supply in the city which used to witness 8 to 9-hours-long power cuts. “There are a lot of youths here who don’t even know that there used to be 8 to 9-hour-long power outages in Delhi,’ she added.
Last month, Dikshit had said people should cut power consumption on various electrical appliances if they cannot afford high electricity tariff, a prescription that had evoked sharp criticism.