Ludhiana: Despite the fact in General House meet in December, the issue of streetlights was raised highly by the councillors of different areas but till date neither any streetlight has been set right nor any action against contractors took place.
This lackadaisical attitude shows that the decisions made in the General House meeting are mere an eye wash for each one. It is pertinent to mention that while raising the issue of non-functioning streetlights, councillors alleged that no one listens to the complaints regarding non-functioning of street lights and no action is ever taken on contractors.
As many of the city areas are lacking with the basic civic facility of functional street lights. Residents and commuters are a harried lot due to non-functional and broken street lights at several areas of city under MCL. They failed to resolve the basic problem of residents. The areas where problem is affecting most which includes Dugri, Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, Harnam Nagar, Atam Nagar, Haibowal, Dhandhara road, Janta Nagar, Gill road, Pakhowal road, Sham Nagar, Dashmesh Nagar, Gandhi market, few areas in PAU and old city areas.
According to the city residents, lot of street lights in the area are not in a functioning mode due to which many thefts occur in the area. Many of the residents claimed that this is the basic facility which MC should provide and should be made to avail to everyone. Some of the residents appealed that concerned authorities seem to have learnt no lesson from number of incidents regarding thefts and snatching reported in the past from secluded areas.