Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday waived off water arrears of about 13 lakh people with functional water meters.
"Some of these arrears are due to consumers but some are also due to incorrect billing," Kejriwal told the media.
While the waiver will be for those having domestic water meters, those installing the meters by November 30 can get their late payment surcharge waived off.
"This is an open invite to the people of Delhi to join the mainstream and install water meters. Only those consumers who have installed meters before November 30 will get the benefit of this scheme."
He said the government was fixing the root cause of compounding arrears that lie in the DJB's inefficiency and faulty billing. "This could therefore be the last such scheme. This is a big difference between this and previous schemes."