Dwarka: The entire lane continues to go into the eerie darkness at night in front of Delhi Public School in Sector 3, Dwarka. There are patches of roads in total darkness and areas with poor lighting. These are great hazards for motorists and more so for pedestrians and others using these roads.
Not only are they unsafe, but this encourages anti-social elements and petty crime. The entire stretch has no lights and many accidents can take place because of this. Pedestrians are at great risk as oncoming and other vehicles cannot see those walking on the lane. No streetlight on the road is causing inconvenience to motorists.
The area remains in darkness as street lights on the whole stretch are not working. Delay from the part of local body authorities, who are responsible to replace the lights, is pointed out as the major cause of accidents.
Mohit Garg, a resident of Sector 3 said, “Headlights of vehicles coming from the opposite direction and absence of street lights often affect the vision of motorists during wee hours resulting in accidents. Also, the area has become unsafe as anti-social elements take advantage of darkness.”
Meeta Kumar, another resident of Sector 3 said, “It is becoming increasingly difficult and risky to move in this area. The dark stretch makes eve-teasing and molestation very easy for mischief-makers and hooligans who hide in this deserted lane. The entire area looms in the darkness. This has been the case for months now.”
Anand Singh, a commuter said, “The authorities are requested to urgently repair these lights because these badly lit and dark areas pose a safety and security threat. Hope the authorities take note of this and illuminate the roads yet again.”
All the Dwarka residents can immediately start complaining and follow the procedure given below.
The streetlight’s pole photo with a number (painted yellow), location landmark & complete address should be reported to:
1. BSES 24x7 WhatsApp Helpline Line No. 8800919123
2. Coordinates shared in the “Complaint Centre For DDA Street Lighting” sticker (above the pole light no.) which has 2 landline numbers: 011-27564444 & 011-39999707, as well as email firstname.lastname@example.org
3. BSES 24x7 toll-free helpline number - 19123