By BizLED Bureau
Mar 1, 2016: The city of Ludhiana, Punjab, will finally see LED powered streetlights in the area. The project has been pending for long and after approval from Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (MC), the old streetlights shall be replaced by new ones.
Ludhiana will have LED powered streetlights soon!
Few bidders have shown interest in the project and corporation has invited applications for the contract. A plan to install LED streetlights was made 7 years ago, however the authorities planned to implement it in very few areas. With careful consideration, the authorities decided to replicate the project in the whole city but very few companies showed interest in the project to install LED lights.
With recent developments in LED industry and lower manufacturing cost, a company has showed interest and demand few changes to me made in the agreement given by the corporation. If the conditions work out well, around 100,000 LED lights will be installed under the plan with total cost of the project estimated to be around Rs 1000 million.
The company has already undertaken similar installation projects in Jamnagar in Gujarat, and have assured us for this project, stated Ghanshyam Thori, MC additional commissioner.
Mr. Thori further said that it was earlier planned that the MC will pay Rs 200 million to the company light installation. But now, it has been agreed upon that 90% of the power bill savings that will be made after installation of LED lights and no upfront assistance will be given.
After the completion of the project, a minimum of 50% power saving will be achieved. Residents are relieved to hear the news as the authorities had stopped replacing any streetlight in the city stating that the same would be done under the new project.