The North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) has requested the Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited ( TPDDL) to reconsider its decision to disconnect the power supply for street lights in the interest of safety and security of the citizens of North and North-West Delhi.

An NDMC statement issued on Thursday said the power distribution company owes it arrears of property tax. Besides, it added, the amount of arrears claimed by Tata Power was under verification and financial scrutiny.

The NDMC also said that its claim about property tax dues was sub judice and under a stay order.

“The matter relating to revision of electricity tariff for street lights by Tata Power is under active consideration of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation. However, TPDDL’s decision to abruptly disconnect street lights due to non-revision of tariff needs serious reconsideration as it impacts the security and safety of the citizens,” said the statement issued on Thursday.

“The difference between the amount claimed by the North Delhi Municipal Corporation from TPDDL and the amount of arrears due to tariff are very close. The whole issue is under active consideration of the Corporation and is likely to be resolved shortly, pending which the decision of TPDDL to disconnect street lights needs serious review,” added the statement.