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Over two lakh street lights to be set up in New Delhi to light up dark spots: Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addressing a press conference on street light installation on women security issue at Delhi Sachivalaya, in New Delhi on Monday, NEW DELHI, 23/09/2019   | Photo Credit: Sushil Kumar Verma

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday announced the 'Mukhyamantri Street Light Yojana', a scheme under which over two lakh street lights are to be installed to rid the Capital of dark spots.

At a press conference here, Mr. Kejriwal said citizens could apply for the installation of such lights in the vicinity of their homes, which will be installed by the three power distribution companies that supply power to the city.

The lights, which will have special sensors enabling them to turn on automatically after sunset, will be powered by electricity from domestic connections.

The cost of powering these lights will be reimbursed to consumers by the government similar to CCTVs, which are also planned to be powered by domestic power connections, he said, adding that the scheme is likely to be launched from November 1.


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