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Installs streetlights in area already illuminated!
SMC does a Jaspal Bhatti
1/10/2020 11:17:04 PM


Early Times Report

Srinagar, Jan 10: Even though streetlights were already installed and operational on the Airport Road in Srinagar for the past several decades, the Srinagar Municipal Corporation has installed another pair of lights on the same route thereby putting the state exchequer to undue loss through this “doubling of lights.”
Between Humhama and Barzulla stretch of the Airport Road, the SMC has installed hundreds of streetlights at the cost of the millions of rupees though “even more illuminant lights, hundreds in number were already installed there.”
Sources said the Power Development Department had already been providing energy supplies for the lights that were installed on the central verge of the Airport Road.
Officials in the Power Development Department said the already installed lights were enough to light up the entire road stretch and that there was no need of installing more lights. The SMC, however, has installed more lights “making the lighting redundant and putting undue burden on the electricity requirement of the area.”
Sources in the SMC said the “additional lights were installed to benefit some contractors close to officials in the engineering section of the civic body.”
“There is a coterie of officials who run a nexus with some influential contractors. The installation of new lights must be a step in the same regard and needs to be probed,” said a source in the SMC.
A senior official in know of the matter said the development was misuse of government resources. “Hundreds of lights which have been unduly installed in the area could have been used to light up some other area where there are no lights installed. Why to waste government resources in such a way?” asked the official.
When contacted an official tried to downplay the matter. “What is wrong in installing more lights on the road used by VIPs,” the official said.
He said the lights have been installed in abundance to keep the “VIPs in good humor.”
Meanwhile the residents of Srinagar have appealed Lieutenant Governor GC Murmu to personally look into the matter.
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