Blinking streetlights; authorities in slumber

Blinking streetlights; authorities in slumber

While some of the areas in the city have plunged into darkness due to non-working streetlights, the lamps are seen glowing even in broad daylight at other places, highlighting the negligence of the district administration.

All the wards in the city have streetlamps at necessary places, but lack of maintenance by the authorities concerned has inconvenienced the people. The lamps on the court road and other streets are not switched off during the day too, complain locals.

Currently, 2,028 tubelights, 1,206 SVP lamps, 501 metal allied lamps and nine highmast lamps are being used in the CMC limits. Due to irregular power cuts and shortage of power supply, some tubelights do not glow. Locals complain that life has become miserable since there is a rise in the number of miscreants who try to misuse the dark cover.

The repair of streetlights have just been completed at B Rachaiah double road, but there is lack of maintenance at Galipura, Railway Layout, Ramasamudra and other areas.

A proposal has been prepared for upgrading the system in the city limits. An estimate of Rs 50 lakh is ready to lay tubler lightpole using UG cable from Kattehalla bridge to Santhemarahalli Circle and up to Somwarpet on national highway 209.

New lights have to be fixed on Mysore road. The stretch of the road via bus stand from stadium to Gundlupet road to Moodlapura need street lamps.

A proposal of Rs 30 lakh has been prepared to instal streetlights on the road from Dy SP’s office, Court road and travellers bungalow and Karinanjapura using UG cable. Another Rs 30 lakh estimate is ready for lights at Dr B R Ambedkar Circle.