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Delhi HC tells govt to ensure proper streetlighting

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Apr 11, 2018, 7:12 am IST
Updated : Apr 11, 2018, 7:12 am IST

Nodal officers from the Delhi government to look into the functioning of street lights and hold regular meeting with the petitioners.

Delhi High Court. (Photo: PTI/File)
 Delhi High Court. (Photo: PTI/File)

New Delhi: The Delhi high court on Tuesday directed the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government and the civic bodies to ensure proper streetlighting in the city on a plea alleging LED lights on public roads and streets of south Delhi were not functioning.

A bench of acting chief justice Gita Mittal and justice C. Hari Shankar disposed of the petition after the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) informed it that according to a joint inspection by the civic bodies, the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), the manufacturer of the lights, the BSES and the petitioners, 97 per cent of the street lights were functioning.

 

During the pendency of the matter, a joint inspection stands conducted. Parties have participated. Respondent 5 (SDMC) has submitted that 97 per cent of the lights were functional. 

Nodal officers from the Delhi government to look into the functioning of street lights and hold regular meeting with the petitioners. 

Ensure that proper street lights are provided. The petition is disposed of,” the bench said.  

The petition was filed by south Delhi residents Manjeet Singh Chugh and Ravi Gopal Krishnan, alleging that the LED lights on the public roads and streets of south Delhi were either not working or not being maintained or replaced.

 

During the hearing by the court, the petitioners had sought a third-party investigation into the condition of the nearly two lakh street lights.

Tags: south delhi municipal corporation, gita mittal