Work started to illuminate Delhi’s dark spots
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) The Delhi government on Saturday started work to light up around 7,500 dark spots in north and east Delhi areas.
Public Works Department (PWD) Minister Satyendar Jain said that street lights will be installed in all the identified spots by the end of this financial year (March 31, 2017).
Lighting dark spots in the city for ensuring safety of women was one of the major election promises of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
The 7,438 spots have been identified under the jurisdiction of North and East Delhi Municipal Corporations.
The project is being implemented following a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from both the corporations.
Jain expressed the hope that the South Delhi Municipal Corporation will also expedite the process of granting NOC so that lighting of dark spots across Delhi could be completed at the earliest.
The minister invited suggestions from all stakeholders on how the government could take further steps to make Delhi safe for women.