Arvind Kejriwal takes stock of water, power supply in Delhi

21 June 2018, 08:10 PM


Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday met officials from power and water supply departments at the Delhi Secretariat to review power and water supply situation in the city. 

The chief minister also chaired a Cabinet meeting before leaving for Bengaluru to join a 10-day naturopathy treatment for his blood sugar condition.

Reviewing the projects for augmentation of water supply and other matters in a meeting with Delhi Jal Board (DJB) officials, Kejriwal sought daily reports from the officials. 

“He directed the officials to send a daily report to him on the water situation in city with details of area-wise problem, action taken and timeline of solution of the problems and whether they were solved or not,” an official said.

The chief minister also sought a detailed daily report from the power department and directed the officials to implement the policy of subsidy for tenants at the earliest.

“In the meeting with officials of the power department and distribution companies, Kejriwal took stock of supply situation and sough daily report detailing reason and duration of outages and restoration of power. He also directed officials to implement the policy of subsidy for tenants at the earliest,” the official said. 

The opposition BJP and Congress had charged Kejriwal of sitting on dharna for nine-long days at a time when people were facing water and power supply woes in the city.

Kejriwal alongwith his cabinet colleagues staged dharna at the LG office that ended on June 19 after IAS officers started attending meetings of ministers. They had boycotted meetings as protest over alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash at Kerjriwal’s residence in February. 

(With inputs from agencies)

First Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 08:05 PM
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