However, this has reduced overtime after the street lights switched to LED lights, thus bringing down the overall expenditure.
This has led to complete darkness here, as 2,200 street lights have stopped functioning.
This is why street lights are not functioning for nearly a week.
But we are in the process of releasing the money and the street lights will be functional soon.”Sources say that every month’s bill of Cantonment area is around Rs 6 lakh.
This decision is causing inconvenience to the locals as there are as many as 2,200 street lights in the Cantonment area and at night movement becomes difficult in their absence,” said a source in the Meerut Cantonment Board.Prasad Chavan, chief executive officer, Meerut Cantt Board, said, “Due to financial crunch, we failed to make the payment in time.
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