DCW raps MCD over poor street lighting in South Delhi
In a notice to South Delhi MCD, the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has asked the reasons for the absence of street lights or LED lights at the dark spot area in South Delhi. The complaint regarding the absence of the street lights was made by Delhi Vidhansabha.
The Commission stated that despite getting MLA funds, the street lights are yet to be installed. Earlier on March 31, a similar notice was sent but in absence of a response from South MCD, a fresh notice had to be issued.
The notice highlighted that due to no street lights, several stretches of unlit and poor-lit roads, streets and other public spaced have been rendered dark and are highly prone to crime.
"MLA fund was released for putting up LED street lights in the South Delhi municipal area but despite that no street lights have been installed till date," the Commission stated.
Taking cognizance of the complaint, the Commission has issued a notice to South MCD seeking information on the number of street lights or LED lights that have been installed by the South Delhi MCD since 1991 using the MLA Fund.
The notice further seeks information whether or not if lights were being installed with the MLA Fund.
Also, the notice inquired about the reasons behind the stopped work of installation of street lights.
The Commission had asked for a reply latest by April 7 but the MCD South has failed to send one. The Commission in the second notice has sought the information within three days of the issue of notice.