15 , May , 2020
Complaints are gushing at Jaipur Municipal Corporation over non-functional street lights. Presently, 2,500 complaints are pending at the civic body and 1,200 are related to faulty street lights.
JMC receives 70-80 complaints everyday over non-functional street lights and less than 50 are being resolved. This has become a serious issue in remote areas, officials said.
Residents of the area are finding it really tough and one of the resident anonymously said that “Two street lights of my lane are not working and it is difficult to get out of the house for purchasing any essential items, particularly medicine. It feels scary during night.”
Ramesh Sharma, executive engineer at electricity department of JMC, said, “We are working in resolving the issues. We have already ordered the engineers on field to resolve the complaints of residents on priority. Our officials are working even at night to repair the faulty street lights in the city. Very soon, we will bring down the number of complaints.”