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Women's safety: Delhi BJP councillors to identify dark spots

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The has asked its newly-elected councillors in the three municipal corporations to identify dark spots to be lit up for preventing crimes against women in the city.

Criminals are encouraged to operate under darkness, chief Manoj Tiwari said stressing on the need for mapping and identification of "dark spots" in the city.

"Request all councillors to do mapping and identify dark spots in their areas. On these dark spots LED lights should be installed to prevent crime - especially against women," he said in a tweet.

With women's safety being a focal point of policing and governance, both and civic authorities have been trying for illumination of dark spots in the city.

The South Municipal Corporation (SDMC) in collaboration with local police has identified 2,500 dark spots in its jurisdiction.

"Work is progressing on installation of LED lights on the 2,500 dark spots identified by us. The work is slow due to unavailability of labour in summers. It is expected to be complete in next two months," said the chairman of Standing Committee of SDMC.

The Public Works Department (PWD) of is entrusted with installing LEDs on dark stretches in North and East

The department identified 7,340 dark spots in North Municipal Corporation (NDMC) to be lit up with LEDs.

The number of dark spots identified in East Municipal Corporation (EDMC) is 124 where PWD is coming up with LED lights, said a senior official.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, May 16 2017. 22:07 IST