By BizLED Bureau
Feb 17, 2016: The Karnataka government is taking initiative to replace existing streetlights in the capital city of Bengaluru. The traditional power-guzzling streetlights were exhausting limited power resources and were a major contributor to heat emission within environment. With energy-efficient LEDs in Bengaluru, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is expecting to save close to Rs 20 million, annually.
Malaysian-government owned UDA Holdings Berhad has come with a proposal to install LED streetlights for free on arterial roads and flyovers. The company will also install digital display advertisements on lights and the revenue will be shared with equally with BBMP. The Bengaluru Development minister KJ George made an announcement about the offer and ensured a quick action regarding the proposal.
LED streetlights will light up Bengaluru
In a meeting with Datuk Mohd Shafei Abdullah, chairman of UDA Holdings Berhad, the minister found the proposal cost-effective. The company is known to have delivered many quality projects in and outside Malaysia. India and Malaysia have a business alliance and many technological exchanges have been done in past as well. The minster has asked the Malaysia-based company to make a detailed proposal to be presented before senior officials. Once the proposal is approved, the state will ensure quick action on it. The move to replace streetlights with LEDs is aimed to attain the ‘green’ environment cause and save energy for other useful projects.
The residents and municipal corporation are equally excited with the news as roads shall be well-lit during night time. If the current business model with the Malaysia-based company gets successful, the State Government may opt the business model to replicate in other cities of the state.