5,000 LED streetlights to illuminate Patna, India, 1,000 LED streetlights each in 10 municipal corporations of the state
October 11, 2014: Urban development and housing department (UDHD) minister of Bihar, state of India, Samrat Choudhary, announcement the state government will install 5,000 LED streetlights in the state capital Patna.
The minister said 1,000 LED streetlights each in 10 municipal corporations of the state, excluding Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC), will be installed.
About 312 of the 365 streetlights in Patna under PMC are functional while 130 of the 412 streetlights under Bankipore circle of the PMC needed revival. The department has come up with a plan to take the ownership of the maintenance of streetlights installed on all flyovers and railway overbridges in Patna.
The Department will identify the streets without any lamppost and give top priority for installing LED streetlights on those streets. After the completion of this process, those awaiting repair or revival will be taken up by the department.
Meanwhile, the Union Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, has asked all state governments to replace conventional streetlights with LED lights. The entire country has 27.5 million streetlights, and shifting to LED light will save more than 5,000 MW of electricity consumption over a period of three years.