Officials from the Buleleng Transportation Agency have admitted that hundreds of public street lights in Singaraja are still currently broken.
The Head of Transportation Traffic from Buleleng Transportation Agency, Cok AdithyaWira Putra confirmed that from a total of 1,127 broken street lights in Singaraja, only half of them have been fixed. “From all the broken street lights in the Singaraja region, we could only fix 549 of them due to our budget shortage this year.” Wira Putra said on Thursday (4/11).
Putra explained that most of the road on both Jalan Ngurah Rai and Jalan Raya Singaraja-Seririt are still very dark as the majority of these broken lights were installed in those areas. He also said that many of those lights were broken as some irresponsible people had stolen the electronic devices that were attached to the lights. “Some of the lights remain off because somebody stole the timer that will automatically turn them on in the evening,” Putra added.
Buleleng Transportation Agency became unable to fix these issues as the regional government has decided to refocus their budget plan due to the Covid-19 pandemic, causing them to lose their ability to purchase the parts to fix this problem. “Our budget has been revised to be more focused on handling the impact of the global Covid-19 pandemic in Singaraja, so we plan to fix this problem by next year.” Wira Putra concluded.
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