Kupwara: The failure of the authorities to restore defunct streetlights is causing inconvenience to the people of Handwara town.
Expressing resentment against the authorities, the residents said that they had to face immense hardships in absence of streetlights and accused the authorities of being mute spectators.
They said that the streetlights had gone out of order since the last two years but Municipal Committee Handwara was doing nothing with regard to repair or installing new lights in the town.
The residents said that the entire town, especially Handwara market, was reeling under darkness due to non-functional streetlights.
“Due to non-functional streetlights commuters and traders have to face hardships. The lights that were installed a few years ago have gone out of order and the authorities are not carrying the repairs despite requests. Almost the entire town is reeling under darkness during evening hours,” said a shopkeeper.
The residents said that the administration was only giving them false hopes from time to time.
They appealed to the concerned authorities to look into the matter and get the defunct streetlights repaired or install new streetlights at the earliest.