SRINAGAR: Municipal Councils, as well as the committees, are authorized to purchase, install and repair streetlights, Director Urban Local Bodies (ULB) Kashmir Mathoora Masoom has said.
She further said they have given clear directions to municipal councils and committees to utilize their own funds for the installation and repair of streetlights.
Mathoora said, “We have already repaired and renovated such defunct lights, but wherever needed, the municipal council and committees are authorized to purchase and install the lights.” We have set up a plan for streetlights in the upcoming plan, the Director said.
The complaints regarding unavailability or defunct streetlights have been pouring in for the last many months, with people accusing the authorities of not paying any heed to the issue. The people said they have been facing immense hardships in the absence of streetlights and that most of these became defunct soon after installation.
Several municipal bodies had been saying that they don’t have any provision or direction from the higher-ups on installing or repairing streetlights. This prompted the Director ULB to authorize the municipal council and committees to carry out the work on their own—(KNO)