<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) executing the Dahisar- DN Nagar Metro-2A corridor has issued a notice to Reliance Infrastructure alleging that street lights on Link Road are not functional on the stretch where the Metro construction work is ongoing leading to darkness on the road.The notice comes after public complaints about dark streets on Link Road as most of the street lights are not functional. The notice issued by DMRC to Reliance Infrastructure Limited, with the subject ‘repairing of street light poles between IC Colony at Borivli and Rushi Sankul on New Link Road,’ reads, “The street light poles between IC Colony at Borivli and Rushi Sankul on New Link Road are not working. There are a lot of public complaints of darkness in this portion. It is requested to get the street light poles working so that there is sufficient illumination in the area.”A DMRC official, said, “There were street lights on the median (centre) before the Metro work had started. Later, the contractor shifted the utilities and now it is the duty of Reliance to have the lights working in a proper condition. Our contractor has installed maximum lighting but it is not sufficient during night hours and many motorists have complained of no visibility.”However, Reliance Energy which is part of Reliance Infrastructure said that the light poles have been kept off.”The poles on the roadside have been kept off the network as overhead cables have been severed by miscreants during the day, to draw power illegally at night, creating a public safety hazard. We have filed an FIR with MHB Colony police station and have written to MCGM (BMC) to pay us 50% of the damage charges as a part of the agreement to take these poles into service. We will revert to the DMRC notice accordingly,” said Reliance Energy spokesperson that is part of Reliance Infrastructure.

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DMRC issues notice to Reliance over defunct street lights on Link Road