Delhi Jal Board vice-chairman Raghav Chadha today said the DJB has issued notices to several central government departments, including Railways and Delhi Police, and municipal corporations asking them to clear dues amounting to ₹ 6,811 crore within 30 days.
Addressing a press conference, Mr Chadha said the notices were also issued to the Central Public Works Department and the Delhi Development Authority between September 1 and September 15.
He said the COVID-19 pandemic has hit the economy hard and governments across the country were facing financial challenges.
“Is it imperative that these outstanding dues are paid so that the DJB can deal with the financial challenges,” he said.
“Railways owes ₹ 3,283 crore to the DJB for the services provided by it…the Delhi Police is yet to pay bills worth ₹ 614 crore, while CPWD has to clear dues amounting to ₹ 190 crore,” Mr Chadha said.
“The DDA owes ₹ 128 crore, East Delhi Municipal Corporation ₹ 49 crore, North Delhi Municipal Corporation ₹ 2,466 crore and South Delhi Municipal Corporation ₹ 81 crore,” the DJB vice-chairman said.