The GHMC is likely to complete replacing of street lights with LED lights very soon.
There were about 4.03 lakhs of street lights in the entire GHMC limits and the GHMC has taken up for replacing the existing street lights with LED lights. So far it has replaced LED lights around 4 lakhs. The project has been started in the month of July 2017. The total cost of the project is Rs 217.12 crores
The GHMC has taken up the replacement of street lights with LED lights in parks, sports complexes, grave yards and almost all the works are likely to be completed very soon. With the replacement of LED lights the GHMC is saving around 162.15 million units with which the GHMC is saving an amount of Rs. 115.13 crores towards electricity bills. With this per year 1,29,719 tons of carbon dioxide is also being reduced. The GHMC is the only Municipal Corporation in the Country.
This innovative idea has been taken up with the directions of the Municipal administration Minister K.T. Rama Rao where the city is having a very bright look at the night time and even accidents have also come down with this type of lighting.
This project is being implemented in coordination with Energy Efficiency Services Limited which is affiliated to Government of India. The GHMC is not releasing any separate fund to this led lights replacing paying money from the savings every year without any extra burden on GHMC.(NSS)