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Since 1st March, 1999
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Where streets have no lights

Spot: Bordering Victoria Memorial
Time: 8.40 pm

What we saw: Not one streetlight for speeding traffic.

Copspeak: 'Our patrolling units have lodged numerous complaints. A serious accident is waiting to happen' ' South Traffic Guard official.

PWDspeak: 'Had police informed us earlier, we would have repaired the lights... We will start repair work soon' ' minister Amar Choudhury.

Spot: Alipore zoo/ National Library
Time: 8.55 pm

What we saw: Lit up by some billboards and headlights.

Copspeak: 'A virtual death trap after 8 pm' 'Tollygunge Traffic Guard official.

CMCspeak: 'When we took over the streetlights from CMDA, they were faulty. Repairs are on' ' Sushil Sharma, mayoral council member (lighting).

Spot: Judge’s Court Road
Time: 9.15 pm

What we saw: Lights out for months; complete blackout.

CMCspeak: 'Lights should be be back in a couple of days' ' Sharma.

Spot: Vidyasagar Setu approach
Time: Monday, 9.35 pm

What we saw: Darkness to and from the bridge.

HRBCspeak: 'The connections are in a series so if one lamppost develops a snag, all of them go off. We will take up repair work at once' ' Sadhan Banerjee, vice-chairman.

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