Srinagar- The residents of Gung Bugh, Hyderpora have urged the Srinagar Municipal Corporation to install street lights in the locality.
Locals say authorities have failed to address the issues of the locality and are turning a blind eye to their problems.
Ateeb Bashir, a local resident said due to the non-availability of the street lights it gets difficult to venture out during night hours.
“In absence of street lights, it is scary to go out for prayers” he said.
Residents said the locality is a victim of official apathy and no one is paying heed to their woes from the last many years.
“In absence of proper street lighting, there is always a chance of people falling in potholes” said Farooq Ahmad, another local resident.
Locals complain the entire area remains under a blanket of darkness after the sunset causing inconvenience to the people.
SMC Corporator Hyderpora Ashiq Hussain Bhat said that they were not provided with adequate street lights by the Corporation.
“Gung Bugh, is the only locality in my ward which lacks street lights, I will try my level best to get it from the higher ups”.
“Lighting will be done, it is just a matter of time” he said.
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