Delhi’s PWD to Install 1000 Streetlights as Part of 'Mukhyamantri Sadak Nirman Yojana' (Representational image)
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New Delhi: The Public Works Department (PWD) plans to install about 1,000 streetlights in the chief minister's constituency as part of the 'Mukhyamantri Sadaknirman Yojana' project in Delhi.
Officials mention that these streetlights are part of the Chief Minister's streetlight project. Although bids were previously invited, there weren't many interested bidders.
New tender has been issued for the project, and officials are optimistic that the work will commence soon. The plan involves installing street lights in the Lutyens and New Delhi areas, with a focus on residential zones and areas with significant pedestrian activity. Out of the total lights, 700 will be 40 watts, and 300 will be 30 watts with automatic timers. This project aims to eliminate dark spots in the city and enhance women's safety, with an estimated total cost of around Rs 86 lakh.
The scheme, introduced in 2019 with the goal of installing 2.1 lakh streetlights in Delhi, assigned the responsibility to various companies. The department has successfully installed over one lakh streetlights as part of this initiative. Initially planned for 2.1 lakh smart lights, the target was increased by an additional 70,000 lights in April. Currently, the PWD is gearing up to convert the remaining 70,000 streetlights into smart lights for enhanced monitoring.
“The work will start after the awarding of a tender to a private firm, which will take around a month... The private company selected to carry out the project will ensure that all lights work properly, and if there are any defective lights, they should be repaired within seven days,” said officials, as per the TOI report.