Locals complain of defunct street lights, appeal corporation to redress grievances
SRINAGAR, Apr 10: The process to install LED lights in Srinagar areas, announced by the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) Mayor Junaid Azim Mattu ahead of Ramadan-ul-Mubarak, would likely take a hit as the corporation has not received any street light yet.
Pertinently, the City Mayor in a tweet had announced that 40 LED lights will be installed in each and every ward of Srinagar.
“Ahead of the holy month of Ramzan-ul-Mubarak, have passed instructions for 40 LED lights to be installed in each and every ward of Srinagar equitably around Masjids and market vicinities,” Mattu had tweeted on April 07.
However, the officials within the corporation told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that the SMC has not received any LED light yet. “The day, Mayor has announced the installation of street lights, we are receiving many calls and even some delegations are visiting here to seek street lights for their respective vicinities,” the officials said.
They added that as the LED lights have not been received yet, it seems that the installation process would not be completed ahead of the holy month. “The process can be started only after the lights are received,” they said.
It is worth to mention here that the residents of several localities here in Srinagar have complained of defunct LED lights installed in their areas, appealing to the concerned authorities to repair the lights ahead of the holy month.
Moreover, Mattu couldn’t be materialized to have comments in this regard as he didn’t receive repeated phone calls from this reporter.
Nonetheless, his Deputy, Parvaiz Qadri admitted that the corporation has not received any such lights from the government yet, saying that “Mayor Sahab has announced the installation of Street lights but till date we didn’t receive any such lights from the government.”—(KNO)