Brighten up gloomy corridor

PUBLISHED : Friday, 14 June, 1996, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 14 June, 1996, 12:00am

After visiting my mother-in-law on the night of June 6, in Mei Fung House, Mei Lam Estate, Sha Tin, I found that the public lighting in the corridor was inadequate.

In a 50-metre-long corridor, there were only five overhead lamps (discounting the two overhead lamps in the lift lobby), which cast a gloomy, dull glow. I am concerned that without sufficient lighting, old people will run the risk of slipping and hurting themselves.

Residents, especially women and old folk, could be attacked.

I visited a friend in Mei Yeung House in the same estate and found the lights to be only about 4.5 metres apart. Also, bright, fluorescent lighting was used.

All tenants on the estate are paying the same rental rates; they deserve the same treatment. The present situation is unfair to all tenants at Mei Fung House.

I hope the Housing Authority will look into this matter and make the necessary lighting improvements as soon as possible.