Streets lights installed 6 years ago, yet to light up


Streets lights installed at Kaloosa bridge in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district six years ago, are yet to be made functional.
Locals said the street lights were installed in 2013 when the bridge was inaugurated by then Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and thrown open for public movement. They said the lights were never made functional. 
The locals said that the district administration has failed to make the lights functional even after being apprised several times.
“The Kaloosa Bridge falls within the municipal limits of Bandipora town, and is located just one kilometer from the district headquarters. But till date, no official has ever bothered to check whether these lights are functional,” the locals said.
Kaloosa bridge over Madhumati Nallah is one of the longest bridges in district Bandipora and connects Bandipora with Sopore, Baramulla and Kupwara areas of north Kashmir.
The locals alleged that the streets lights have been rendered useless after spending lakhs of rupees for their installation. 
When contacted, additional district development commissioner Bandipora, Muhammad Yousuf Mir said he would look into the matter as he has recently taken charge of ADDC Bandipora.

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