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SMC installs old, defective street lights, claim Srinagar people

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People from different areas of Srinagar city have been claiming that Srinagar Municipal Corporation has been installing defective and old street lights.

SMC these days has been installing street lights. These lights have already been installed in Hamdania Colony Bemina, Gangbo, and Gulberg Colony Hyderpora.

Inhabitants of several localities alleged that after inspecting these street lights, it seems these are old, and defective without any packing. “The new street lights are always packed but the men who install them get all the lights without any packing,” they said.

The aggrieved people told the news agency Kashmir News Trust that they managed to click the photographs of these street lights and they intend to show them to the people at the helm of affairs.

“You won’t believe, outside the residence of an official, a new street light, properly packed was installed while at other places, the same old street lights were used. It seems these lights had been stored in a room with flood water,” they said.

The conscious citizens said that SMC started the installation process under phase 2 on 26 January this year and it halted the work on 7 February when various people complained that defective and old lights were being installed. “Now SMC has again started the installation process after some break, but again same old, defective lights are being installed,” they said.

They appealed to Commissioner SMC to look into the matter and ensure that sophisticated lights be installed in the streets and on the roads of Srinagar city. [KNT]

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