Decision Maker Response

Satyendar Jain’s response

Jul 18, 2018 — Dear Citizens of Delhi,

I have taken note of Bhavya Singh’s campaign regarding the dark spots around metro stations in Delhi. It is very unfortunate that she was made to feel threatened and unsafe near a metro station only because there was no light. I want to assure you that the issue of women’s safety remains a top priority for our government.

To make you all feel safer while travelling by the Delhi Metro, my Ministry will ensure the following measures:

1. Commissioning a fresh survey with a special focus on dark spots around Delhi Metro Stations.

2. Expediting action to light up all the dark spots identified within a 1-kilometre radius of Metro stations by the second survey.

3. Reviewing the status of dark spots that were identified in a previous survey.

4. Ensuring 100% lighting of all those remaining dark spots that were not covered.

As your PWD Minister, I ensure that we #LightUpDelhi in a time-bound manner so that each of you feels safe in your city 24/7.

Thank you,
Satyendar Jain
Minister, Public Works Department
Government of Delhi