On Christmas Eve, the city’s annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony took place at the Sangeet Somasundhar Memorial Park in New Delhi.
The lights, which have been used by the Indian government for the last 10 years, have been seen by millions in a series of photographs and videos on social media.
On Thursday, the government asked for a review of the lights’ operation and requested the city to stop using them.
“The government is ready to consider the proposal of the people of Delhi as it does not take any decision in such a time frame,” a statement from the Delhi Municipal Corporation said.
It added that it will submit its response in two weeks.
Last year, the lights were seen by more than 30 million people, with the lights being used to light up around 4,000 houses.
Earlier this month, a video of the ceremony went viral on social networking platforms, sparking protests by local residents who claimed the lights had been tampered with.
In September last year, a court in the southern state of Tamil Nadu ordered a ban on the use of the Christmas lights in residential areas in the city.