Chief Minister and Delhi Jal Board chairman Arvind Kejriwal took an initiative on Saturday and resolved some long-standing issues of residents in Dwarka/Palam at a public interaction session attended by area MLAs and senior Jal Board officials.

The Chief Minister promised the residents of Dwarka that DJB would waive off the arrears on sewer charges for past use of borewells in the area. Also residents who sealed borewells would not have to pay charges for water meters, he promised.

Kejriwal announced that penalties on non-installation of rainwater harvesting systems too would be abolished but cutioned that all residential societies would have to install those systems within six months (by 30 June 2018). After that, annual certification will be done by DJB officials.

The CM also announced that till the DDA data was furnished, the authority would not force residents to clear their dues. The Chief Minister assured the residents that he would take up with the issue with Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, who is also DDA chairperson, the issue of DDA not having provided complete data to the DJB, which was causing hardships to residents due to outstanding bills.

After listening  to grievances of the residents, the CM announced that individual complaints like inflated bills would be addressed within a week and for the convenience of residents, a cash counter would be set-up at Dwarka Sector5.

Meanwhile, area MLAs announced that residents could submit their complaints at their offices also.