‘Electricity free for usage up to 200 units in Delhi’: Arvind Kejriwal
In what is seen as a pre-election sop, the Delhi government on Thursday said that the electricity usage up to 200 units is free. The announcement was made by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal ahead of February 2020 polls. Consumers using 201-400 units will receive approximately 50% subsidy. Earlier, the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) reduced fixed charges for most domestic connections by up to 84%. The 3.8 % surcharge on power bills, however, remained untouched. The regulatory surcharge too remains 8%.