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Streetlight to be replaced with LED lamps

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Jan 2, 2018, 6:30 am IST
Updated : Jan 2, 2018, 6:49 am IST

The high court has directed the civic body to replace white LED lights with yellow ones.

Streetlights at Marine Drive have already been converted to LED lamps. (Photo: PTI/Representational)
 Streetlights at Marine Drive have already been converted to LED lamps. (Photo: PTI/Representational)

Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will replace about 25 per cent of streetlights on city roads with LED lamps. The civic body converts 30,445 out of total 1.36 lakh sodium vapour lamps into LED lamps by March next year.
 
To save power and its expenditure on electricity, the BMC has decided to replace sodium vapour lamps with LED lamps. The contract of replacing 30,445 sodium vapour lamps with LED lamps has been allotted to BEST, Reliance Energy and Mahavitaran. Of them the BEST will replace carry out 30 percent of work, whereas Reliance Energy and Mahavitaran will replace 20 percent of lamps.

 To implement this project, the BMC has appointed a committee – headed by additional commissioner (eastern suburbs) – consisting of BEST general manager, chief engineers of Reliance Energy and Mahavitaran and deputy chief engineer (traffic). Based on the report, the BMC has decided to use LED lamps on streetlights.

 Streetlights at Marine Drive have already been converted to LED lamps. The high court has directed the civic body to replace white LED lights with yellow ones. Accordingly, the civic body decided that white LEDs would be replaced by yellow LED street lights on entire Marine Drive road from Nariman Point to Walkeshwar. Streetlights near Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) – will soon have LED lights instead of sodium vapour lamps.

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