Kejriwal's Delhi Jal Board meeting put off by one day

Kejriwal's Delhi Jal Board meeting put off by one day

A meeting of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with Delhi Jal Board officials was on Tuesday put off by a day even as a hunt was launched to put in place a team of experts to implement the poll promises of the new government, sources said.

Kejriwal was supposed to discuss with the Jal Board officials his poll promise of giving 20,000 litre free water every month to residents with metered connections.

Earlier, the Chief Minister was approached by protesting students and e-rickshaw drivers outside the secretariat and briefed him about their grievances.

While the students led by the Krantikari Yuva Sangathan wanted that distance education students should get access to regular classes in over 20 colleges, the e-rickshaw drivers wanted permission to ply on road for all variants of the battery vehicles. 

 An official source said the expert team proposed by the government shall work under the Chief Minister’s Office and prepare the blueprint for implementation of the government policies.

Apart from helping in the execution of the Aam Aadmi Party’s promise to slash power bills of the consumers by half and provide free water up to 20,000 litres to every household per month, the experts are also going to give their advice on women safety.

Over 1.5 lakh CCTV cameras and marshals in buses may be some of the measures that the Kejriwal government may take in the coming weeks.

“The committee of experts will be a part of Chief Minister’s Office and will help CM Arvind Kejriwal implement AAP’s pre-poll promises,” said a senior government official.

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