In a letter to chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi BJP spokesperson Praveen Shankar Kapoor has sought waiver of fixed electricity charges for the pandemic-hit Delhi traders and factory owners.
Kapoor highlighted that traders, entrepreneurs and cinema, restaurant and hotel owners had been facing financial distress due to prolonged economic restrictions that had hit their business activities since March 2020.
“Delhi government has ignored the demands of traders’ bodies till now. Though they need several reliefs, I would like to draw your attention towards waiver of fixed charges in electricity bills. I request you to direct discoms to waive off fixed charges for all traders and factory owners from April 2020 to June 2021,” Kapoor wrote.
The cinema, restaurants and hotels industries have been largely closed since April 2020 and had done little business otherwise. “As a preliminary relief, I suggest that they be allowed waiver of fixed charges in electricity bills for the entire financial year 2021-22,” Kapoor wrote. TNN