By BizLED Bureau
Mar 18, 2016: The border districts of India like Ganganagar, Jaisalmer, Bikaner in Rajasthan will have LED floodlights installed along its border. The belt will run parallel to the border of India’s neighbouring country Pakistan. The first phase will cover various critical sections of the border and work has already started in this direction.
A leading Indian daily reported that the step has been taken for effective border security and energy efficiency
The estimated cost for the entire LED floodlight upgrade will be an estimated INR 4.5 million (US $67,436.01).
Current floodlights were installed during 1989 to 1993, as a step to deter smugglers, intruders, and other illegal border activities. However, there were certain delays in the project and it was not finished on time, said BSF Rajasthan Frontier IG B R Meghwal. In an attempt towards power consumption, the Central government planned to replace existing floodlights with LEDs.
This experimental project will cover 111.5 kilometers of Rajasthan and Punjab border.
The process will involve replacing the existing floodlights with new LED lights. The state of Punjab has already initiated the process and if results appear satisfactory, then Rajasthan government will follow the suit.