2.1 lakh streetlights to illuminate dark areas in Delhi
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday announced 'Mukhya Mantri Street Light Yojna.' It will be implemented all across the city. Under the scheme, 2.1 lakh street lights will be installed to illuminate dark areas.
Kejriwal said that the lights are being installed to end crimes against women.
The government will start installing the street lights from November 1 with a budget of Rs 100 crore. Rs 10 crore would be spent annually on their maintenance.
The CM said that three discoms have been given the responsibility to install the lights. Each discom will install 70,000 LED lights of 20 and 40 watts. The lights will be controlled by the sunlight sensor.
He also asked people to install lights on their terraces and stated that the government will take care of the electricity bill.
He further stated that the people, who are willing to install lights in dark spots in their vicinity, can approach the MLA of their areas. They would further identify the spots where lights would be installed. People would be later asked to sign a consent letter in this regard.
Kejriwal said that no permission from the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) is required for the installation of these street lights.
He added that installing street lights and CCTV cameras across Delhi would reduce crime against women.