Aug 31, 2016: All municipal corporations and municipalities in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu will soon have LED street lights, informed Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in the State Assembly.
The Chief Minister said that work has already started in 10 corporations, 19 municipalities and 18 wards in Thanjavur municipality to replace the conventional streets lights with LED bulbs.
The Chief Minister also announced an LED project to provide LED streetlights in the remaining civic bodies as well. The project will be implemented at a cost of Rs 3200 million.
“The corporations and municipalities will save about 35% on the electricity cost when LED bulbs will be used as streetlights,” she said at the Assembly. “This year streetlights in Dindigul corporation and the rest of the municipalities will have LED bulbs soon,” she added.
All rural areas in the state will also have LED streetlights. “There are around 16.46 lakh streetlights with incandescent bulbs and at present 8.24 lakh bulbs are being replaced. This year, the remaining 8.22 lakh bulbs will be replaced with LED bulbs at a cost of Rs 300 crore,” the Chief Minister said.