Delhi to illuminate 1,000 dark spots to keep women safe in city – The New Indian Express

By Express press service

NEW DELHI: Civic agencies will shed light on more than 1,000 trouble spots in Delhi, with the Center providing Rs 11 crore for the project to enhance women’s safety in the nation’s capital, officials said on Friday. “Such places in South, West and North Delhi will soon be illuminated with new LED lights as Rs 11 crore has been sanctioned by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs in this regard,” they said.

The city government will also launch a web portal and a mobile app to monitor the operation of the lights and keep them in working order through prompt maintenance, they said. The NGO Safetipin had in a survey across the city identified the black spots.

Most of these dark spots are located on roads and flyovers under the jurisdiction of former city corporations in North and South Delhi. The project is expected to be executed in six months, officials added.
Earlier, Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena chaired the 17th meeting of the National Capital Women’s Safety Task Force on Tuesday and issued specific instructions regarding various agenda items.

Initially, Saxena emphasized the need to change the social mentality and basic approach of men towards women, even though steps have been taken to mitigate crime against women. He stressed the need to undertake a sensitization campaign for young people and adolescents through gender workshops and duly modified curricula.

Regarding the illumination of dark spots and the timely repair or replacement of street lamps, LG objected to the fact that something as basic as street lighting, its installation, repair and maintenance maintenance, which should occur in the normal course, was being discussed. and decided at his level. Saxena highlighted the need for lighting under flyovers, in parks and under overgrown trees and asked officials to address this as soon as possible.

NEW DELHI: Civic agencies will shed light on more than 1,000 trouble spots in Delhi, with the Center providing Rs 11 crore for the project to enhance women’s safety in the nation’s capital, officials said on Friday. “Such places in South, West and North Delhi will soon be illuminated with new LED lights as Rs 11 crore has been sanctioned by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs in this regard,” they said. The city government will also launch a web portal and a mobile app to monitor the operation of the lights and keep them in working order through prompt maintenance, they said. The NGO Safetipin had in a survey across the city identified the black spots. Most of these dark spots are located on roads and flyovers under the jurisdiction of former city corporations in North and South Delhi. The project is expected to be executed in six months, officials added. Earlier, Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena chaired the 17th meeting of the National Capital Women’s Safety Task Force on Tuesday and issued specific instructions regarding various agenda items. Initially, Saxena emphasized the need to change the social mentality and basic approach of men towards women, even though steps have been taken to mitigate crime against women. He stressed the need to undertake a sensitization campaign for young people and adolescents through gender workshops and duly modified curricula. Regarding the illumination of dark spots and the timely repair or replacement of street lamps, LG objected to the fact that something as basic as street lighting, its installation, repair and maintenance maintenance, which should occur in the normal course, was being discussed. and decided at his level. Saxena highlighted the need for lighting under flyovers, in parks and under overgrown trees and asked officials to address this as soon as possible.

Mara R. Wilmoth