New Delhi, Jun 8 : Delhi is the only city in India with 24 hour power supply, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal asserted here on Saturday.As part of the Chief Minister's directive to Delhi's Cabinet to hit the ground and resolve people's problems directly, Mr Kejriwal himself led a padyatra in the Malviya Nagar Vidhan Sabha constituency on Saturday along with MLA Somnath Bharti.
During his interaction, some persons reported to the Chief Minister that due to local faults, they were experiencing power outages at times. He recognised their concerns and immediately directed installation of adequate transformers in the area to prevent any further distribution problems.
'Delhi is the only city in the country that offers 24 hour power supply to all its residents. We have seen there are some pockets in the city that have a power as well as water supply issue. In the case of power, the areas where local faults have been observed will immediately be fitted with new transformers,' Mr Kejriwal said.
Similarly, he said, "there are certain parts of the city that are facing water-related issues. In many colonies we have already laid down pipelines. Those colonies will begin to receive piped water within a week. They don't have to rely on tankers any longer."
Speaking about the free metro and bus rides for women proposal of the Delhi government, Mr Kejriwal said, "The scheme should be rolled out within two or two and a half months. I have asked each and every woman here today, and not a single woman I have met since morning has told me she is not happy with free travel in Metro and Bus scheme."
On the Central government insistence on implementing Ayushman Bharat in Delhi, Mr Kejriwal said, "According to the Ayushman Bharat scheme, if you have a refrigerator, a 2-wheeler or a TV you are not considered poor. Does this mean the rest of the people are not poor? Is it necessary that a 2 wheeler owner can afford healthcare for all members of their family? Our scheme provides full treatment for free for all Delhi residents and has been functioning well for the past two years." (UNI)