New Delhi : People living in unauthorized areas of North Delhi may have to walk through the dark streets at night. In fact, Tata Power DDL owes Rs 22 crore to Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (DSIIDC). There are 65 thousand street lights in these areas, which is being looked after by the company.
Tata Power has decided to turn off all the street lights in these areas from Thursday on non-payment of dues for the last 32 months. The company has written a letter to the Delhi government, the Ministry and the Commissioner of Delhi Police, seeking intervention in the matter, so that people do not have to face troubles.
If such a large number of street lights are switched off then accidents can also increase with an increase in criminal incidents. The company is taking care of street lights in many unauthorized colonies in north and northwest Delhi, and this decision will affect millions of people living there. The company issued a statement saying that it spends 70 lakh rupees every month for this work. The company has also accused DSIIDC of not taking responsibility for it.
Tata Power-DDL CEO Ganesh Srinivasan says that the company is constantly striving to provide better facilities in its network sector. Due to non-payment of dues for a long time, difficulties in regular maintenance of street lights are increasing. Keeping in mind the needs of the residents, everyone should cooperate in maintaining the street lights.