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Delhi govt to install an additional 70,000 streetlights to make capital safer for citizens

UncategorizedDelhi govt to install an additional 70,000 streetlights to make capital safer for citizens

The Delhi government has announced its plan to install an additional 70,000 streetlights across the city in order to make the capital safer for its citizens.

The Delhi government has announced its plan to install an additional 70,000 streetlights across the city under the “Mukhyamantri Street Light Yojana” in order to make the capital safer for its citizens.

The move is in addition to the previous target of installing 2.1 lakh streetlights in the city, which was announced in 2019. LED lights of different wattage will be installed under the scheme, and the responsibility of installation has been given to three different companies.

The project is expected to be completed within the estimated timeline, and most streetlights have already been installed under the scheme. The initiative was taken after seeing the tremendous participation of the residents of Delhi in the previous phase of the scheme, and the government is committed to ensuring the safety of women in the city.

On Tuesday, Urban Development Minister Saurabh Bhardwaj gave his approval to the scheme to install an additional 70,000 streetlights, increasing the target from 2.1 lakh to 2.8 lakh, and directed the urban development department to complete the project within the estimated timeline, Delhi government said in a statement.

He said that the initiative was taken after seeing the tremendous participation of the residents of Delhi under “Mukhyamantri Street Light Yojana”, and therefore it was decided to install an additional 70,000 street lights in different areas of Delhi, it said.

Bhardwaj said that the government is committed to ensuring the safety of women. In 2019, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced “Mukhyamantri Street Light Yojana”.

LED lights of 10, 20 and 40 Watt were to be installed under this scheme. Currently, under the scheme, most street lights have been installed to eliminate the dark spots that the state government had planned to illuminate. In some of the areas, the work of installing these street lights is in the final stages. “Now, on the directions of CM Arvind Kejriwal, we have decided to install an additional 70,000 street lights in Delhi. These will help in quickly eliminating all the dark spots in Delhi,” he added.

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