Over 100 local bodies in Odisha to get LED streetlights, Real Estate News, ET RealEstate

September 8, 2023

BHUBANESWAR: The housing and urban development department will install energy-efficient LED streetlights on stretches across 110 urban local bodies (ULB)s in the state.

The department plans to retrofit lights on stretches that have yellow fluorescent lamps and cover greenfield stretches. It has divided ULBs into six clusters to execute the project.

“We have decided to replace all the streetlights with LED in all the urban areas of the state. The objective is to provide better illumination and enhance vehicular and pedestrian safety during night hours,” said department secretary G Mathivathanan.

The department has prepared a list of existing and greenfield stretches that will get LED streetlights. Around 2.6 lakh LED lights will be installed on the existing stretches and about 54,000 LEDs on greenfield stretches.

Fourteen new stretches will be covered in the first cluster, 17 in the second, 16 in the third, 24 in the fourth, 17 in the fifth and 22 in the sixth cluster. The installations will include high-mast and semi-high mast LED lights.

“A tender has been floated to select an agency that will execute the project in all the 110 ULBs. It will take care of the installation, operation and management of the streetlights in the urban areas,” a senior official of the department said.

The department has already replaced and installed LED streetlights in all the five municipal corporations and a few major municipalities in the state.

“With the installation of LED lights, the department aims to save energy up to 80%. The LED lights not only save energy, but also are better for the environment,” said social worker Alok Kar.

  • Published On Sep 8, 2023 at 05:00 PM IST

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