Street lights in Mattan, Qazigund non function

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Aman Malik

Anantnag, Oct 23: From last three days street lights fixed by electrical wing R&B are non functional and the authorities of Power Development Department, Municipality Mattan and Qazigund give deaf ear to address this problem.
It was Divisional Commissioner Kashmir who in the meeting held at Dak Bungalow Anantnag directed district administration Anantnag particularly officers of PDD, Municipality Mattan and Qazigund to take up this issue and redress it within few days. Though steps were initiated by the SE PDD south and the lights became functional on this very important road. But the arrangement for making these lights functional were temporarily.
Reliable sources said PDD department directed few officials of the deptt posted in Mattan to purchase some M.B. Switches and wire but till time they were not paid by the department.
People alleged the wire and the switches were sub standard and developed snags and lights became non function.
People of Mattan and Qazigund have appealed Divisional Commissioner Kashmir to seek a detailed report from the authorities of PDD and Municipality Mattan regarding the non functional lights from last three days.
It is pertinent to mention earlier a decision was taken by the administration that Municipality of the respective place will look after the maintenance of street lights, however it was not seen on the ground level and the Executive Officer, Municipality Mattan never paid heed to this order.