The members of Dwarka Forum met the BSES officials on Sunday and discussed one of the biggest issues faced by the residents — poor condition of streetlights and revamping work required.
The meeting was held at Gokul Garden in Sector 7 and was attended by Vinod Sharma, circle head (Dwarka) of BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd, Ajit Kadiyan, divisional head (Dwarka), R K Vij, divisional head (Palam) and SK Dagar DGM (street lights). The forum comprises several RWAs from various sectors in Dwarka.
Speaking to City Spidey, president of Dwarka Forum, Sushil Kumar, said, “We discussed operation and maintenance of street lights across the sub city. There is a lot of confusion over who handles the maintenance work of street lights. Is it DDA or BSES? We have sought clarification on the same.”
Dwarka has many stretches with defunct street lights, which add to the misery of pedestrians and motorists. “We are preparing a list of dark spots sector wise with the help of RWAs and residents. In our next meeting, we will hand over this list to the authorities,” added Kumar.
The members also discussed the replacement of faulty timers and LED. “Street light poles are being used by various operators to hang cables, which is illegal and can also prove very dangerous for the residents. Authorities need to take action against the offenders. We have also requested the officials to replace broken streetlight poles and feeder pillars,” said general secretary of the forum, AS Chatwal.
The discussion also highlighted the problem of electricity theft from poles in some areas, wrong location of poles disturbing traffic (at a few places, poles are located in the middle of roads and intersections) and street lights being hidden behind trees reducing visibility.
“It has been decided that the Forum, in association with BSES, will conduct a survey on the existing problems. The forum will arrange a combined meeting with DDA and BSES officials to sort out the issues at hand,” informed Chatwal.
SHO of Dwarka South police station, Ram Niwas, was also present at the occasion. He has submitted a list of 33 dark spots in different sectors to BSES officials. The officials have assured to resolve the issues at the earliest.