By BizLED Bureau
Jan 4, 2016: Indian city Haridwar will soon get LED street lights as the Municipal Corporation has opened tenders inviting LED street lighting. The Municipal Corporation will check LED lights prices before the tenders are opened to ensure that they are as per market rates.
The LED lights will be installed at a cost of Rs 27.5 million to be provided as Rs 22.5 million from the Ardh Kumbh budget and Rs 50 lakh from the 14th Finance Commission grant. Traditonal street lights will be replaced with 80 watt LED lights, which will cost Rs 2,595 a piece.
For high mast lights of 22 metre to be installed at major intersections and important public traffic points will require _Rs 4.90 lakh while 11 metre high mast lights will cost Rs 87,000.
Mayor Manoj Garg _told The Tribune that 20 bids were shortlisted _and out of which the lowest bidder had been given the contract. On the corruption charges, the Mayor said on the order of Chief Minister Harish Rawat, Finance Department officials were investigating the alleged irregularities in the grant of LED light contracts earlier.
In the earlier contracts, 72 watt LED lights were procured at the rate of Rs 5,325 per piece, which was much higher than the market rate, this time 80 watt LED lights were being procured at the rate of Rs 2,595 per piece, about Rs 2,730 per LED light less than the previous purchase.