Srinagar Municipal Corporation to install 12,400 new streetlights


Srinagar:The Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) will be installing 12,400 new streetlights in the city.

However, work will start once the situation improves as normal life continues to remain affected since August 5 after the abrogation of Article 370 that granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

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An SMC official said 5,000 street lights were being installed through the Energy Efficiency Services Limited Corporation of the Government of India while 7,400 street lights will be procured through the Power Development Department (PDD).

“Of the Rs 500 crore to be made available to the SMC under the 14th Finance Commission, Rs 86 crore has already been given.