Ghulam Nabi Raina
Kangan, Nov 18: The solar lights installed by the Science and Technology Department in Block Kangan and Block Gund in Mosques and Eidgahs have become useless few days after their installation.
People of Gagangir, Zeripura Kullan and Kangan area said that most of the solar lights installed in mosques and Eid Gahs in Kangan and Gund Block areas a few days ago have become useless in a few days.
BDC Chairman Block Gund, Molvi Muhammad Rafique said he had also received complaints that the lights installed in several areas of the block have become useless after a few days after which he took up the matter with the contractor.
He said the contractor assured that he would repair these useless lights today. “A total of 105 lights are to be installed in his block out of which 80 have been installed so far.”
BDC Chairman Kangan Mohammad Yousuf said that 160 lights have been installed in his block and I have also received complaints that in many places they have become useless after a few days. He said that he also brought this to the notice of the contractor and he said that these useless lights will be repaired today.
Contractor Muzaffar Ahmed said that these lights are being installed by Science and Technology Department and the cost of one light is Rs. 22000 and 950 lights have to be installed in Ganderbal district. He said that if some of the lights in the area are out of order, they will be repaired today.
He further said that due to low temperature in Gund and Kangan areas, if some lights have become useless, they will be repaired today. “These lights are guaranteed for five years and if they will become non functional for five years, we will fix them”.