Decorative lamp posts on road leading to Raja Seat

The decorative lamp posts on the road leading to Raja Seat in Madikeri.

The installation of decorative lamp posts has been completed on the road leading to Raja Seat  in Madikeri. The heritage-design streetlights will light-up the streets during Deepavali.

The Urban Development Authority had taken up the work of installation of decorative lamp posts from Muthanna Circle to Raja Seat at an estimate cost of Rs 20 lakh.

The move is expected to attract more tourists. 

The lamp posts, brought from Indore, are made up of cast iron with corrosion-resistant material to protect it from all kinds of corrosion. As a result, the streetlight poles will not get rusted. The poles will have 250 MHz bulbs,” said Urban Development Authority former chairman Chummi Devaiah. 

The CMC had spent lakhs of rupees for installing solar lamps on the road leading to Raja Seat. However, the solar batteries were stolen by the thieves and the streetlights stopped functioning. Even the streetlight poles went missing. Now, keeping in mind the safety, decorative lamp posts are being installed. 

The residents said that quality electricity poles and streetlights should be installed in different parts of the CMC jurisdiction. The solar lamps are defunct at Indira Nagar, Chamundeshwari Nagar, Gowli Beedi, Mahadevapete Road, Man’s Compound and Rani Pete Roads. 

Chandan Rao, a resident of Gowlibeedi, said, “The CMC should take up the maintenance of streetlights before the onset of monsoon. All the electricity lines were damaged in the rain which lashed in August. As a result, majority of the streetlights are not functioning. The CMC should wake up and take up the restoration works.” 

Indira Nagar resident Ranjitha said, “Due to the lack of streetlights on the road leading to Raja Seat and Nehru Mantapa, miscreants were creating problems for visitors during evening hours. Fearing it, many women were not taking the route for walking. The streetlights should also be installed at Nehru Mantapa.”

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