By BizLED Bureau
September 9, 2014: Hyderabad government has decided to replace incandescent bulbs in some areas of the city to save energy. A pilot project in Hitec City and other areas will begin in October first week, wherein more than 700 streetlights will be replaced by LED lights. Energy Efficient Services Ltd, a Central government public sector undertaking, will take up the project.
LED streetlights in Hyderabad
Hyderabad will join Puducherry and a few other cities in becoming more energy efficient.
To start with, just three streets are being covered in the project. These streets are Kavuri Hills to Hitec City via Jubilee Ridge Hotel, Mini Charminar to Hitex stretch and from Chand-rayangutta.
The project will cost about Rs 1.2 crore and about 45-55 per cent energy will be saved. Currently, there are a total of 3.27 lakh street lights under Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC).
The commissioner and director of Municipal Administration of Telangana has given permission to carry out the same exercise in other urban areas across the state and replace about 3,000 street lights. The energy efficiency of a 250 watt bulb can be met by just a 150 watt LED bulb, said Tarun Tayal, senior manager, Business Development, Energy Efficient Services Ltd.
More than 7.5 lakh houses in Guntur, Anantapur, West Godavari will also benefit from this concept. Every household will be given two LED lights that will be sold to them at a subsidised price of Rs 10, and depending on the analysis of the energy saving, it will be extended to more cities and towns.