New administrator orders streetlights installation across metropolis


KARACHI: Karachi Administrator, Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui, on Saturday directed the authorities concerned to expedite works of installing lights along streets, roundabouts, underpasses, and flyovers in the metropolis so as to restore lighting system till Eid-ul-Fitr.

He issues these directives while reviewing ongoing work of lights’ installation in different parts of the city in a meeting, held at his office. The meeting was also attended by Technical Services’ Director General Niaz Ahmed Soomro and some other officers.

Siddiqui showed concern that since few years, the faulty streetlights have not been changed that caused darkness in the city. He hoped that the city of lights will be returned to its lights soon. He said Sindh government had issued sufficient financial resources to the local government and it was committed to make Karachi the city of lights once again.

The meeting was informed by Chief Engineer Mechanical and Electrical Shafi Mohammad Chachar that 70% work of streetlights’ installation and repairing had been completed so far in different parts of the city, while remaining work on 29 main places – including roundabouts, bridges, flyovers, underpasses, and streets – will be completed by August 8, 2015.

On the occasion, Siddiqui warned that legal and departmental action would be taken against the negligent officials delaying the work.

He urged officers concerned to complete the work as soon as possible for Eid-ul-Fitr to facilitate the public.