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Police ask discoms to illuminate poorly-lit areas

New Delhi: To commit a crime, criminals are always on the lookout for poorly-lit areas. The numerous dark stretches in Delhi have been helping goons commit crimes and flee the spot without getting noticed.
Taking note of the situation, keeping in mind the safety of citizens, Delhi Police have identified dark spots across the city and written to the concerned civic agencies to lit up these stretches.
In Central Delhi, the district police has identified over 20 dark stretches to be properly lit and written letters to two power companies for the same.
In these letters, the copies of which were accessed by Millennium Post, the district police have told power distribution companies (discoms) that there are several locations falling under the Central district jurisdiction which are either not having adequate lighting facilities installed or have lighting facilities which are not in working order.
Police have told the concerned discoms to rectify the faults, in the interest of safety and security of the general public and to avoid any untoward incident. Several letters were written by the district police in 2017, with the latest one written in November.
Two letters were also written to Municipal Corporation of Delhi, which stated that dark stretches were found in areas such as Parda Bagh, Bela Road, Samtha Sthal Park, service roads on both sides of Ring Road, Hindi Park, DBG Road, DCM Road, around MTNL office, Goushala marg, Cotton Market Road, RCC Road and Kabutar Market Inner road.
The letters to discoms have also been sent keeping in mind security preparations for the Republic Day celebration.
Delhi Police sources claimed that the concerned agencies have been told to make necessary arrangement to illuminate dark spots and to repair street lights wherever they are not working.
The Delhi Police's security preparations for Republic Day are in full swing, with many police personnel being given rooftop training.
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