Dwarka: Residents of Sector 22, Dwarka, feel unsafe taking a lane in the area after sundown due to a lack of streetlights. The lights are either non-functional or missing. The lane runs behind Ranjit Vihar lane to Classic Apartment.
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.
Sukhnaib Singh, a resident of Dwarka Sector-22, said, “Bulbs have fused and only two lights are functioning from the rear service road from plot no 5 to11, Ranjit Vihar to Classic Apartments, Sector-22.”
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.
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Manish Nath, a resident of Sector 22 said, “Absence of street lights often affects the vision of motorists during peak hours resulting in accidents. Also, the area has become unsafe as anti-social elements take advantage of darkness.”
Meeta Kumar, another resident of Sector 22 said, “The entire area looms in the darkness. This has been the case for months now.”
Rajeev Sharma, 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