Delhi government is implementing Mukhyamantri Street Light Yojana in the national capital. In this CM Street Light Scheme, the state govt. will install around 2.8 lakh street lights as per revised target (earlier target was 2.1 lakh street lights) to light up dark spots. This scheme is a major step towards strengthening of women safety. The 3 DISCOMS will have the responsibility of installing these street lights.
Just like installation of CCTV cameras in Delhi, the state govt. will follow the same process to install street lights. The street lights will even be put outside people houses under Mukhyamantri Street Light Yojana 2023 in Delhi. The new scheme of installation of street lights by Delhi government will bypass the role of the MCD. CM Street Light Scheme will provide solution to problems which people faces in dark stretches in the city.
Mukhyamantri Street Light Yojana – Revised Target
In order to make the national capital safer for citizens, the Delhi government is set to install 70,000 streetlights across the city under “Mukhyamantri Street Light Yojana”. This will be in addition to the 2.1 lakh streetlights that the government had earlier aimed to install in the city. On 18 April 2023, Urban Development Minister Saurabh Bhardwaj gave his approval to the scheme to install an additional 70,000 streetlights, increasing the target from 2.1 lakh to 2.8 lakh, and directed the urban development department to complete the project within the estimated timeline, Delhi government said in a statement.
The initiative was taken after seeing the tremendous participation of the residents of Delhi under “Mukhyamantri Street Light Yojana” and therefore it was decided to install an additional 70,000 street lights in different areas of Delhi, it said. The government is committed to ensuring the safety of women. In 2019, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced “Mukhyamantri Street Light Yojana”. Under the scheme, the aim was to install 2.1 lakh street lights in different parts of the city and the responsibility of installing these street lights was given to three different companies. LED lights of 10, 20 and 40 Watt were to be installed under this scheme.
Currently, under the scheme, most street lights have been installed to eliminate the dark spots that the state government had planned to illuminate. In some of the areas, the work of installing these street lights is in the final stages. “Now, on the directions of CM Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi govt. have decided to install an additional 70,000 street lights in Delhi which will help in quickly eliminating all the dark spots in Delhi.
Delhi CM Street Light Scheme 2023 – Complete Details
The Discoms of Delhi will have the responsibility for installation and maintenance of street lights. Under Delhi Mukhyamantri Street Light Yojana, the installation would be of 10, 20 and 40 Watt LED lights. The tender process for Delhi CM Street Light Scheme 2023 will also include a warranty clause of 3 to 5 years. CM Street Light Yojana will have an investment of Rs. 100 crore for installation of street lights and Rs. 10 crore per annum subsequently.
The state govt. of Delhi is committed to ensure that not even a single dark spot is left in the state. All the lights installed under CM Street Light Scheme will be automatic and will even contain sensors.
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People would be able to submit their requests for street lights to their local MLAs. After placing requests, the permission of building owners will be taken. Upon receiving permission, the street lights will get installed after the location of survey is passed by the power company. It is expected that the selection process for location of street lights will be completed before November. The building owner’s household connection will power the street lights.
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Govt. to Pay Electricity Cost of Street Lights
The state govt. of Delhi will observe how much electricity is needed to run 1 light. The same electricity cost will be deducted from electricity bills of people as it is an automatic arrangement. Delhi CM Street Light Scheme will ensure that the entire state is covered with street lights. In unauthorized colonies and slum areas, there was lack of space and MCDs were refusing to give NOCs to setup street lights. To tackle this issue, the state govt. has launched Delhi Mukhyamantri Street Light Yojana.
Now with the launch of this CM Street Light Scheme, only the permission of MLA and building owner would be required. People can now get these lights installed outside their house, shop and street. Till date, there are around 7 lakh street lights in Delhi and now 2 lakh more street lights will be installed. Delhi Mukhyamantri Street Light Yojana is the first plan in the world in which tender of 30% of current street light capacity is being launched.