June 21, 2016: The Indian city of Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh, is all set to light up with LED streetlights following the tenders floated by Bareilly Municipal Corporation (BMC) for procurement and installation of such energy-efficient bulbs. BMC is also planning for a LED retrofit upheaval all over the city within the next five years.
The authorities informed that a budget of Rs 8 crore has been proposed for the scheme. They also informed that tenders for installation of LED streetlights are being floated, and an agency will get finalized soon.
In the initial phase, LED streetlights will be installed at those locations where there is no street lighting at all. Further, the conventional streetlights will be replaced with LED lights.
At present, there are approximately 25,000 streetlights across Bareilly. The officials explained that a regular light of 250 watt will give brightness equal to a 90 watt LED streetlight. Likewise, a conventional streetlight of 70 watt will shed light that equals to a 30 watt LED streetlight.
Also, LED bulbs have a longer shelf life of almost 50 times higher than the normal ones. The main highlight of LED lighting is that it helps to saves energy and reduces power consumption by almost 50%.
Bareilly city to light up with LED streetlights
In the initial phase, LED lights will be set up from Choupla to Chowki crossing road. Some areas of Subhash Nagar Road will also acquire LED streetlights. There are a number of stretches in Quila where streetlights are not functioning for the past few months. In the absence of appropriate lighting, the residents are not being able to identify speed breakers and potholes which frequently cause mishaps.
One of the residents of the city said that since the area next to Satellite bus station doesn’t have streetlights, it may give rise to mishaps such as thefts. In addition, heavy vehicles pass through the road and probability of accidents are on the rise.