RAWALPINDI: Solar system installed in Rawalpindi’s Committee Chowk, Sherpao colony and adjourning areas for street lights has become dysfunctional, as more than 100 poles have become useless due to non maintenance.

According to reports, the system was installed at a cost of Rs 19 million. The areas where solar poles where installed, are now a days completely blacked out during night. These poles were installed at Committee Chowk, Dhoke Khabba, Sherpao

Colony, Sunday Bazar and adjoining areas. The tough tiles installed in these areas have also proved to be of inferior quality and thus broken down.

Local people said that the solar poles started becoming in effective some six months back and no attention was paid for their maintenance resulting in total blackouts in their areas.