SRINAGAR: The government on Saturday said about 11,000 defunct streetlights in Srinagar have been made functional.
Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon, reviewed the process of restoration of defunct streetlights in different parts of Srinagar.
Dr Samoon said that during the last 10 months over 11,000 defunct streetlights have been restored in different parts of the city.
Giving details, the divisional commissioner said 2,894 defunct streetlights were restored in Amira Kadal area, 1,836 in Hazratbal, 1,252 in Sonawar, 840 in Eidgah, 489 in Habba Kadal, 1,300 in Batmaloo, 1,332 in Zadibal, and 1,417 in Khanyar.
He said 4,400 150W sodium vapour lamp streetlights were installed during 2012-2013, 1,297 60W LED streetlights were installed in 2014-2015 and 959 45W streetlights were installed during current year upto January.
Dr Samoon said Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) has switched over to efficient and long-lasting streetlights like LED which don’t require regular maintenance and SMC will replace all existing conventional type streetlights with LEDs in a phased manner.