Gurgaon: Municipal Corporation of Manesar (MCM) has initiated a survey to check the existing infrastructure of streetlights in the areas that have been brought under the new civic body. Officials have said only after the inventory list is prepared, the requirement of streetlights will be worked out.
The issue of streetlights was raised by the residents of the areas that fall under the MCM in a meeting convened by the MCM and MCG commissioner Vinay Pratap Singh recently.
“There are areas under MCM, where streetlights are installed but require repairs. After the survey is done, the estimates will be prepared and tenders will be floated so that the work of installation and repair begins soon,” said Raman Yadav, executive engineer-electrical, MCM.
“We are also checking the inventory of water boosters and pumps. We started the survey earlier this week and it will be completed soon,” he added.
Villagers say that there is a requirement of streetlights in their areas but there are also several villages where solar lights have already been installed. Moreover, residents living in the new sectors see lack of functional streetlights as a major problem.
“Streetlights are a major concern for the residents of the new sectors. Streetlights are installed on the main approach road to our society, but they have not been functional for six months now. Even before that too, the streetlights used to work for 10 days and then would stop working,” said Amit Gupta, a resident of Sector-86.
“Our main road is entirely a dark stretch, which is unsafe for all residents. There have been a few cases of accidents too on this road. We had raised the issue of streetlights with the local MLA too. Now that we have a new corporation, we are hopeful that our demand to have the basic amenity will be resolved,” he added.
Sunder Lal Yadav, sarpanch of Sikanderpur Barha and president of the district sarpanch association, said that 150 solar lights have already been installed in his village. However, villages too have dark stretches, where he said that streetlights should be installed.
“There is a requirement of around 400 streetlights in my village, 200 are required for Rampur and 400 for Lakhnola. There are many villages where solar lights are not installed, so there is a need for streetlights in those villages,” he added.