Sunday, 18 November 2012
white-paper on water supply be issued by Govt.
Chief Minister should stop new fast recording meters being installed by force – Vijender Gupta
New Delhi, 18th November. BJP Delhi Pradesh President Shri Vijender Gupta has raised a question to the Chairperson of Delhi Jal Board, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit that when the water meters of most of the 9 lakh water consumers in Delhi are working properly then why these meters are being replaced by force? People are complaining that the new meters are fast running. Due to this the people are being served hefty water bills. Sh. Gupta today visited Chhat Ghats situated in Rohini Sector-19, Rohini. He also inspected the service camps organised by BJP workers and instructed them that they should remain present on the Ghats till the last obeisance it paid to the Sun God in the morning of 20th November so that the worshippers may not face any difficulty.
Sh. Gupta was addressing the people after inaugurating the newly constructed roads by BJP Legislator in Madhu Vihar from the Councillor fund. He told that the people of Palam are craving for drops of water but the Delhi Govt. is not supplying water to the people of this area deliberately and on the other hand it is replacing water meters in the houses of the people having connection with fast running new meters so that they may be charged more for the supply of water.
Shri Gupta has demanded that the meters of the houses which are working properly should not be replaced. Those meters which are running fast should be replaced immediately and the consumers should be compensated. He has demanded the Chairperson of DJB Smt. Sheila Dikshit that Government should issue a white paper on the condition of water meters in Delhi, supply of water, privatisation of water etc.
The people suffering due to increase in the power tariff are now being harassed by the fast reading water meters. According to the DJB the meters of the houses which are defective and the houses in which water meters have not been installed, are being replaced/installed. Shri Gupta says that this claim of the DJB is completely wrong because in all the houses of water consumers blue coloured, fast running meters are being installed in place of green coloured meters.
The consumers who are opposing new meters are being threatened that if they do not get new meters installed then their supply will be disconnected. In the North Delhi new meters have been installed in most of the houses by force. This campaign is at its full speed in East Delhi. There is great acrimony among the people about it. The officers of the DJB are avoiding any statement in this regard. It is surprising that old meters in the houses of the people in which new meters are being installed, are being taken away by the employees whereas the consumers had paid for these meters. BJP Legislator Dharmadev Solanki and area Councillor Pawan Rathi and BJP Distt. Gen. Secy. Raj Bala also addressed the people on this occasion.