The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram is all set to light up the upmarket areas of the millennium city by installing around 30000 streetlights. The civic body has zeroed down five such areas and has already sent a proposal for the same to the state government.
According to the civic body officials, the five areas include Sushant Lok, Palam Vihar, Suncity, South City 1 and 2. Several residents of these upscale colonies have lodged complaints of insufficient street lighting in these areas posing a threat of theft and an increase in criminal activities.
The MCG has planned to kick start the work soon and to complete it within the next two months.
Earlier, the authority has installed 60,000 LED street lights in various areas of the city. However, they need 30,000 more such lights for these five new areas.
Giving more information on the above development, Raman Yadav, executive engineer, MCG said, “Currently, we are in the process of conducting surveys in the various ward to identify the dark stretches where additional lights are needed. For each ward, we have decided to dedicate two officers who will be responsible to locate the dark stretches. For these five posh colonies, the proposal has already been sent and we are hopeful that it will be sanctioned in another 15 days after which we will start the work.”
He further informed that initially, the government has approved Rs 94.96 crore for installing 57,000 street lights in the city. But with these five areas, the new revised estimated cost is Rs 134 Crore which is 40 crores more than the previous one.