Published on: April 20, 2023

Mukhyamantri Street Light Yojana

Mukhyamantri Street Light Yojana

why in news? The Delhi government will install 70,000 street lights across the city under the Mukhyamantri Street Light Yojana to make the national capital safer for its citizens, especially women.

Highlights :

  • Need for the scheme : the hit-and-run incident in the early hours are increasing
  • The lights, connected to sensors, will automatically switch on after dark and off in the morning, ensuring judicious use of electricity.
  • This will be in addition to the 2.1 lakh street lights that the Aam Aadmi Party government had earlier aimed to install in the city, according to the Urban Development Department.

the scheme will help check incidents of crime against women. “The street light will be powered by the [nearby] building owner’s electricity connection. However, the building owner’s bill will be slashed based on the units consumed by these lights