“Installing the LED street lights is part of a project which has been estimated to be Rs 1 crore. The project will be done by a private agency and at least 42,000 LED street lights will be installed across the city,” said IMC’s electrical department in-charge Ashwin Shukla.
“We have already started to install these lights in Ward Number 71. There are plans to install central and high mast lighting systems in residential colonies and public gardens,” he added. IMC officials said that the process to finalise an agency is underway. “A three-month deadline has been fixed to replace all street lights with LED lights. The agency will have maintain them,” he added.
IMC has finalised the location of the streetlights which will be changed.
A new system will be installed to provide updates about the lights.
Under the Smart Cities Mission, the Corporation will change more than 65,000 LED lights in the city.