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Power tariff highest, not cheapest in Delhi: Ajay Maken

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Published : Aug 30, 2019, 2:02 am IST
Updated : Aug 30, 2019, 2:02 am IST

Mr Maken said the rate of electricity per unit in Delhi was Rs 7.36 paise in 2013-14 which has reached Rs 8.45 paise per unit by 2019.

Former Union minister and former DPCC president Ajay Maken
 Former Union minister and former DPCC president Ajay Maken

NEW DELHI: Hitting out at Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government over electricity tariff, former Union minister and former DPCC president Ajay Maken on Thursday said that the city has the highest electricity rates per unit in the country but the AAP government has projected that it is cheapest compared to other states.

Mr Maken said the rate of electricity per unit in Delhi was Rs 7.36 paise in 2013-14 which has reached Rs 8.45 paise per unit by 2019. He launched a 16-page report on power sector namely “The Truth of Power Sector in Delhi.”

 

“The AAP government has given Rs 8532.64 crore subsidy to private power distribution companies in the last six years. Interestingly, the same party in order to upgrade and augment its transmission capacity had promised in its manifesto to give subsidy to Delhi Transco instead of power discoms,” he said.

“I have asked the government through an RTI to provide a complete list of beneficiaries along with list of consumers who have received the subsidy post December 2013,” he added.

Meanwhile, AAP senior leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh said the Delhi government has set an example before the country by its decision of providing 200 units of electricity free every month and the electricity rates in Delhi are the lowest in the country.

 

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