Defunct streetlights plunge tourist hub in darkness
WE THE SRINAGARITES
The streetlights erected alongside the banks of Chunti Khul in Dalgate remain off all the time and it’s hard to understand whether the Power
Development Department is saving the electricity or deliberately plunging the area into prolonged darkness.
Dalgate is famous across the world as it is the hub of tourist activities because the mesmerizing Dal Lake is just next to it.
Not only for tourists but it is a business hub as well. As soon as the dusk starts the entire Dalgate main road plunges into the darkness resembling the famous street as “ghost town”.
The heritage black electric poles with globe type lights hanging like ear rings stand tall and elegant but practically of no use.
The business community in the vicinity does not understand the meaning of putting off these lights during the night. If these were erected for the beautification of the area then they should be put on as soon as the sunsets.
These lights when illuminated during the night resemble the marine drive of Mumbai and were adding to the beauty of the area. Even tourists were enjoying walking on the footpath there.
(The ideas expressed are author’s own)
Lastupdate on : Wed, 21 Dec 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 21 Dec 2011 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Thu, 22 Dec 2011 00:00:00 IST
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