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Onion at Rs 24/kg, 2.1 lakh streetlights in Delhi: CM

Onion at Rs 24/kg, 2.1 lakh streetlights in Delhi: CM

NEW DELHI: Ahead of Delhi Assembly polls, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced to give relief to Delhiites from soaring prices of onions in the national capital. The CM said that his government would not only procure onions but will also try to supply it at Rs 24 per kg through mobile vans.

"We are procuring onions, and we will try to supply it at Rs 24 (per kg) through mobile vans. Tenders have been floated for this," the chief minister said on Monday during a press meet

Onion prices in Delhi touched Rs 57 per kg on Monday, as per the data maintained by the consumer affairs ministry.

The CM also said his government would implement the 'Mukhyamantri Street Light Yojana' under which 2.1 lakh streetlight will be installed across the city to light up dark spots.

The three discoms will have the responsibility of installing them, he said. Each discom will have the job of installing 70,000 streetlights, the chief minister said.

Each street light will have a sensor that will light up after sunset, he said.

The streetlights will be installed on a similar model as that of CCTV cameras.

The scheme is likely to kick off from November 1. The MLAs will recommend the dark spots in their respective areas, he said.

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