: Faulty streetlights would be repaired or replaced and steps would be taken to depute an employee of the Electricity Department to local self-government institutions to ensure proper lighting at public places, said Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, MLA. He was speaking at the first committee meeting of the Thalassery section convened here on Friday to review the works of the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) in municipality and panchayats.

The meeting was attended by Amina Maliyekkal, municipal chairperson, presidents of various panchayats and KSEB officials. Pending electricity connections were reviewed at the meeting. The MLA said while old Thalassery was fully electrified, many peripheral areas attached recently did not have electricity. Technical difficulties relating to replacing faulty bulbs or tubes on time with no spares available and defective equipment were brought to the attention of the MLA.