Kangan: The residents and traders of Kangan town have complained that the street lights at the market place and other streets of the town have turned defunct and PDD has failed to repair them despite those remaining for several months.
A group of resident told Kashmir Reader that the most of the single type street lights installed by district adminstration two years back have become defunct due to lackadaisical approach of concerned authorities towards its repair due to which public movement have become difficult in evening hours.
They said that out of total 25 single type street lights most have turned defunct. Only four tower lights are functioning, while most of these failed to function even from the day of its installations.
Despite repeated assurances from concerned department that street lights would be made operational across the town, there has been no progress.
“Street lights are not functioning properly anywhere in town. Concerned department is not able to address this genuine grievance of people. In absence of street lights everyone faces inconvenience especially during evenings,” said Ajaz Ahmad, a social worker.
A senior PDD official at Kangan said that they have no funds for the maintenance of the street lights and these can be repaired only if district administration releases funds for its maintenance.