Delhi govt to light up over 7,000 dark spots on city roads
The Delhi government will soon start installing streetlights at dark spots identified on east Delhi and north Delhi roads.
The Public Works Department (PWD) has received the much-awaited no-objection certificate from the north and east municipal corporations for installation of lights, officials said on Tuesday.
The proposed drive by the Delhi government will help address the issue of women safety in these regions and reduce the risk of accidents. Illuminating dark spots to ensure safety of women is one of the key poll promises of the Aam Aadmi Party government.
A detailed survey was initiated by the PWD to identify the dark spots in these regions. It was found that there are 124 dark spots in the East Delhi Municipal Corporation area and around 7,304 dark spots in the North Delhi Municipal Corporation area.
With the department in receipt of the NOC, officials said, the PWD will immediately commence work on lighting up these areas and will install around 82 poles in east Delhi and 3,686 poles in north Delhi. The department plans to use energy-saving LED lights to illuminate the dark spots. PWD is yet to receive NOC from the South Delhi Municipal Corporation, officials said.
“The proposed drive to illuminate these regions will be initiated immediately and is expected to be completed within 3-4 months in the east Delhi region and within 5-6 months in the north Delhi region. Installing LED lights in these regions will help in reducing the overall electricity consumption and also help generate substantial savings,” an official said.