Department installs reflectors on dividers, ensuring safety for residents.
Sopore, Dec. 16: The Municipal Council of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district said on Saturday that the long-pending demand for new street lights will be redressed within the next 15 days.
Tariq Ahmad Reshi, the Executive Officer Municipal Council Sopore, told Kashmir Despatch that efforts have already been made to install street lights throughout the town. However, he acknowledged that certain crucial areas, including the bypass road, the Kupwara-Sopore road, and the main chowk, are still lacking functional lights.
Reshi assured the public that this matter has been taken seriously, and with the support of the DC Baramulla, Director of Urban Local Bodies, and the local administration, new 60-watt street lights will be installed within a fortnight, which will provide much-needed relief to the people.
The CEO emphasized that the Municipal Council is actively identifying other areas in the town where additional street lights can be installed, which will enhance the overall safety and ambiance of the community.
In his plea to the residents, Reshi called for cooperation and support from the public in taking care of public utility objects. While the responsibility of maintaining government property lies with the respective department, he emphasized that it is also the duty of the people to treat these amenities as their own and play an active role in their preservation.
This long-awaited development comes as great news for the residents of Sopore, who have endured inconvenience and safety concerns due to the non-functional streetlights for an extended period.
Meanwhile, in a commendable move to prioritize road safety, the MC department of Sopore has also installed solar reflectors on the dividers across the town. This measure aims to prevent any untoward accidents, providing an added layer of security for residents and commuters alike.
Suhail Khan is a filmmaker, content writer, and freelance journalist.