Eye on Luyang lights
Published on: Monday, July 13, 2020
By: Sidney Skinner
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Workers fixing the streetlight.
City Hall staff will keep an eye on the streetlights in a Luyang neighbourhood. 

This follows a complaint from a motorist who claimed that some of the housing roads there had not been illuminated for some time.

A spokesman for the agency said the contractor tasked with maintaining the lights had been alerted to this problem.

“A check of these facilities revealed that some of the bulbs had blown,” he said.

“In some instances, the ballast for the lights was found to be faulty.

“The damaged component was replaced and the lights have since been restored.”

He said the contractor had been instructed to periodically monitor the lights to ensure that they didn’t breakdown again.

He advised rate-payers to provide City Hall with feedback on any irregularities involving their streetlights so that the agency could act on this as soon as possible.

LAYLA of Luyang voiced her displeasure about the patches of darkness along the housing roads near a secondary school.

“Some of streetlights along this section are not illuminated at night,” she said.

“I regularly travel down to this area as I have family staying here.”

She claimed that the lights seemed to function intermittently.

“Earlier this year, they were out of order for more than a week. The problem was reported to City Hall and shortly after this, the lights were functioning.

“A few days later they were out of order again.”

She said he had grown tired of constantly having to inform the agency about the lights.

Layla hoped City Hall would act to ensure that the lights were operational before anything unpleasant happened to motorists or pedestrians using the stretches in this part of Luyang.  

The motorist provided Hotline with the location of the affected lights. This information was forwarded to City Hall.


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