Defunct streetlights irk Downtown residents

Defunct streetlights irk Downtown residents
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Srinagar, Dec 27: Defunct streetlights in several areas of Downtown cause inconvenience to locals there.

Residents of Downtown areas like Gojwara, Nowhatta, Hawal and Noor Bagh said that for the past many months, streetlights are defunct.

A delegation of residents of these localities said that it causes inconvenience to pedestrians and commuters after sunset.

“It has been a long time now that these street lights are not working at scores of locations. It creates hurdles in walking at night. People in our localities have to use torches in evening. Downtown is the heart of Srinagar and authorities are paying no attention to its development,” said Azan Ahmed, a resident of Gojwara.

The residents said that despite installing new street lights in these areas, proper maintenance of street lights is not undertaken. “The authorities once install the lights and then show no care about maintenance. We hope authorities will look into it,” said another local.

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