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Adequate Street Lighting
Seventy percent of Delhiā€™s streetlights do not work. Unlit streets become scenes of crimes particularly against women. AAP will ensure a100 percent lighting of streets across the city so that no miscreant or anti-social activity goes unnoticed.
Project Updates

  • The Delhi government on Saturday started work on illuminating the city's dark spots which chief minister Arvind Kejriwal described as a "big step" to make the city safer for women.
  • Public Works Department plans to install 7,438 LED bulbs or tubes at the identified dark spots in north and east Delhi areas.
  • PWD minister Satyendar Jain has set a target of lighting up all the dark spots by March 31 next year.
  • However, as South Corporation has not given an NOC to PWD yet, the government won't be able to install LED bulbs or tubes in that area.

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  • In order to ensure women’s safety, security and empowerment, the Delhi government has set aside Rs.1,068 crore in its 2016-17 Budget.
  • Besides identifying 42,000 dark spots and earmarking Rs.114 crore for lighting up these spots, it announced an initial allocation of Rs.200 crore for installing CCTVs and surveillance systems across the Capital.
  • It will also create a women’s safety group in all constituencies.
  • “A ‘Mohalla Rakshak Dal’ comprising civil defence volunteers has been set up in Karawal Nagar Assembly constituency as part of a pilot scheme.
  • These efforts received a warm welcome from the local residents and Delhi Police,” Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said.
  • Wi-Fi services, GPS and CCTV cameras will soon be provided in all DTC and cluster buses, he added.
  • The government has made it mandatory for all public vehicles, including taxis, to install GPS and deputed 4,000 marshals for DTC buses.
  • The government also proposed that a working women’s hostel be set up in South-West Delhi’s Dwarka, which should start functioning in the next fiscal, even as three other such facilities are being planned at Dilshad Garden, Pitampura and Vasant village.

  • A city-wide survey has been conducted which has led to the identification of 40,000 dark spots on 421 stretches of roads.
  • The survey was conducted in collaboration with multiple agencies including Delhi Police and the NGO Safetipin.
  • The responsible agencies have been identified and tasked with getting street lights functional in these areas. Work is in progress on the same.

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